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B.B. King: The Thrill Is Gone But Not Forgotten

GuitarHD's James H shares a very entertaining and moving tribute to the King of the Bles, B.B. King


5/08/2015 featured on and

Huge thanks to Steve Vai and Dreamcatcher Events for posting our
Guitar HD
interview series, "A Conversation With Steve Vai"
on amd

Steve Vai proudly invites you to Vai Academy 2015 this summer at The Arrabelle at Vail Square in Vail, Colorado. This year’s Vai Academy will be
‘All About The Guitar’ where you’ll spend 4 days and nights discovering the intricacy of the guitar while jamming the day away with Steve and his handpicked guest instructors. Musicians of all ages and levels are welcome.

Steve Vai, Dallas perkins





4/14/2015 Presents
"A Conversation with Steve Vai - Vai Academy 2015"


Part 1 of GuitarHD's "A Conversation with Steve Vai," Steve talks about last year's Vai Academy and the upcoming August 2015 Vai Academy to be held in Vail Colorado. Some elements of his latest release "Stillness In Motion" DVD, music as conversation regardless of skill level are also covered. Be sure to check out for updates on the rest of this exclusive interview.


3/25/2015 Interview with Steve Vai

Dear Friends,

Wow! It’s been ages since I’ve had a chance to update this site. I’ve been extremely busy with so many projects that sadly, my own website has suffered neglect ;-( . However, a recent turn of events has forced my hand (so to speak) and I now have something exciting and newsworthy to report.

On Friday, March 13, my long time friend and editor Jim Hagadone and I sat down to chat with iconic guitarist Steve Vai at his studio in Encino, CA. Mr. Vai was extremely cool and gracious as we talked for nearly two hours covering a range of topics including this summer’s second annual
Vai Academy, his incredible new double DVD/CD package, “Stillness in Motion: Vai Live in L.A.“ and much more!

Make sure to check out as well as our Youtube channel, for updates.






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Thrust Magazine Cover Story

Catch DP on the cover of THRUST MAGAZINE, which features an indepth artist profile by journalist John Urban.

“Reviews all confirm that Dallas has acquired the rare balance of creating intricate solos that are complex and inventive without getting lost in the speed he is capable of. Just watching his fingers stretch like a contortionist on his fretboard into diabolical scales and riffs make his rhythm parts almost as intriguing as his solos.”



Motor Function 12 Now Available on iTunes

Motor Function 12

DP's first single Motor Function 12
is now available on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and most online stores. This track features the explosive drumming of Fernando Jaramillo and Bass Ace Arron Samson.
Mixed by Neil Citron.

Full length instrumental release will soon be available this summer!
Stay tuned.



Sam Ash Music & PRS Guitars Clinic Tour Images

Photo Gallery Update from the Recent West Coast PRS Guitars & Sam Ash Music Clinic Run.


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Dallas Perkins - Featured Artist @

PRS Guitars has recently featured Dallas in the "Artist Spotlight" section of their 2011 February newsletter. DP was also recently added to their distinguished list of PRS Artists on



Welcome to yet another incarnation of DALLASPERKINS.COM! If you haven't done so already, signup for my newsletter or shoot me an email and i'll keep you posted on all the upcoming DP & Fretboard Alchemy events.



This February & March, Dallas Perkins will be conducting  FREE Live Guitar Clinics at the  Sam Ash Westminster, Canoga Park, Cerritos, Ontario & Las Vegas  stores for PRS Guitars. Dallas will be demonstrating a variety of &analog effects as well as showcasing the latest PRS models.

Admission is Free! Giveaways by PRS Guitars, Voodoo Lab, Ernie Ball Stirngs, Coffin Case, RockNRoll Gangstar Apparel and more!

First show kicks off at the Westminster location in the OC! Click here for more info. Hope to see you all there!



WINTER NAMM SHOW January 13-16 it's that time of year again!
I'll be heading down to Anaheim for the 2011 Winter NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center this Thursday thru Sunday. I can easily be found at PRS Guitars, Avid/Digidesign, Mesa Boogie and Ernie Ball. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making some new ones! ;~)

Also, make sure to check back for updates on the Southern Cal
Fretbaord Alchemy Celebrity Jam coming this March as well
dates for my upcoming Sam Ash Winter Clinic Tour.

Finally, my web guys and I have been working hard on an all new scheduled to go live on 2/5/2011. Stay tuned




Sunday, january 2nd, Dallas kicks off his first show of 2011 at the world famous Cat Club on the Sunset Strip.