Graham Perry is a veteran writer/recording artist emerging out of the Nashville rock scene during the mid-1980s, at which time he fronted the roots-rock band, Order of Silence and the darkwave duo, Greek Life Aquarium. In the 1990s, Graham secured a publishing contract with Crutchfield Music Publishing in Nashville, headed by legendary country producer Jerry Crutchfield. While there, he began recording and writing with producer and guitarist, Martin Crutchfield, who later worked with renowned artists, including Eric Clapton, Delbert McClinton, and many others. Known as Liquid Gypsy, The Perry/Crutchfield project turned out scores of songs, many of which were recorded by Graham’s presently active Memphis-based Americana band, Tucson Simpson.
Perry has fronted Tucson Simpson since its formation in 1998. The band’s first full-length effort, Hot Town (2003), was the #14 most added CD the first week of its release in the CMJ charts and reached #23 on the Americana charts. The band’s follow-up record, Rainshine, also received acclaim on college and community radio stations across the U. S.
Perry’s musical influences include southern soul, British and indie pop, new wave, southern rock, country, and even bluegrass. He has recorded with numerous other independent artists, including Memphis icon Van Duren and Allman Brothers keyboardist, Johnny Neel. His music has appeared in television shows, including Toddlers and Tiaras, Dance Moms, Bad Girls Club, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and MTV’s Real World, among others. He worked for 10 years as a museum curator in Nashville and has published several historical articles as a scholar of African-American history.