Considered by many to be the world’s greatest blues piano player, Pinetop Perkins has performed with Earl Hooker, Robert Nighthawk, and Muddy Waters; but he is also considered a great star in his own right. In 2005, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Pinetop’s warm, charming personality is reflected in his elegant, interactive piano style. Pinetop Perkins and Bob Corritore have collaborated on numerous recording sessions and live performances over the years.
Muddy Waters, Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.
Pinetop Perkins in the 1970s. Photo by David Gahr.
Pinetop Perkins (Photo by D. Shigley)
Pinetop Perkins playing with the Muddy Waters Band at the 1972 Ann Arbor Jazz & Blues Festival. That’s Bob Myers in the background cheering on his brother Louis who was in the band at this time.
This Photo Was Used for the Cover of Pinetop’s DVD Born In The Honey (Photo by Paul Vachier, Courtesy of Sagebrush Productions)
Rhythm Room Promotional Poster
Pinetop Perkins with The Legendary Blues Band.
Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Pinetop Perkins. Photo by Bob Margolin.
Antone’s Promotional Shot (Photo by Susan Antone)
Photo by Watt Casey
The Muddy Waters Band with Pinetop Perkins at the piano!
Pinetop Perkins With The Rhythm Room All-Stars at the Rhythm Room
Chris James, Bob Corritore, Brian Fahey, Pinetop Perkins, Patrick Rynn (Photo by David Blake)
Pinetop Perkins 1985 by Gregory Carlson.
Hound Dog Taylor and Pinetop Perkins
Robert Lockwood Jr., left, and Pinetop Perkins; Cleveland, OH. in 1998. Photo Steve Manheim.
Chico Chism and Pinetop Perkins at the Rhythm Room. Photo by Jim Wells.
Chico Chism and Pinetop Perkins. Photo by Bob Corritore.
Pinetop Perkins and Phil Wight, Editor of Blues & Rhythm Magazine.
Photo by Bob Corritore.
Pinetop’s long time manager Patricia Morgan and the man himself! Patricia really accomplished so much for Pinetop Perkins. She was his devoted guardian angel with a career plan! Photo by Diana Russel.
Pinetop Perkins at Tempest Recording, 2005. Photo by Dick Rice.
Photo by Dick Rice.
Louisiana Red and Pinetop Perkins. Photo by Bob Corritore.
Pinetop Perkins and Calvin “Fuzz” Jones at Hopson’s Plantation Commissary, Clarksdale, Mississippi. Photo by Bob Corritore.
Pinetop Perkins In 2007. Photo M. Vicario.
Pinetop Perkins and Bob Corritore at the 2009 Bisbee Blues Festival.
Cleome Bova and Pinetop Perkins backstage at the 2010 King Biscuit Blues Festival. Photo Bob Corritore.
Pinetop Perkins and his caretaker, Barry Nowlin at a 2010 recording session.
Pinetop Perkins and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith at the 2011 Grammys. That year they won for their collaborative album Joined At The Hip!
Pinetop Perkins and Bob Corritore at the Rhythm Room. Photo by Dave Blake.
Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.
Pinetop Perkins and Gypsy Wild At Harp hanging out at the Rhythm Room. Photo Bob Corritore.