John Perrin

Session Musician & Producer

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John Perrin has been best known as the drummer in the critically acclaimed band 'NRBQ' since 2015, but he's also an in demand session musician, engineer, producer, & live performer. John is capable of recording professional quality drum (up to 16 mics), guitar, bass, keyboard/patch, and vocal tracks in his home studio. John has an ear unlike most.

John Perrin has turned a lifetime of musicianship into a budding career. He’s been playing drums since he was 2-years-old, performing live since he was 10, and began doing session work since age 12. He's now 27 and has honed his skills to the point of musicians twice his age.

John joined the legendary American band 'NRBQ' in 2015. When asked about his experiences touring and recording with the group, he had this to say: "I feel as if joining NRBQ is like taking advanced classes in one of the most highly regarded music schools."

John has personally been highlighted in a feature with “DRUM! Magazine” and written about with the group in articles published by The Washington Post (both of which have been attached), Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pollstar, and High Times.

When touring stopped in 2020, John took the opportunity to hone his skills as an audio engineer and session musician. Since then, John has played on hundreds of recordings, including artists such as Rodney Crowell & Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Brian Wilson, She & Him, Bonnie Raitt, Scott McCaughey (R.E.M. & Young Fresh Fellows), Greg Townson (Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets), and Josh Caterer (The Smoking Popes).

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for John Perrin
  • NRBQ
  • NRBQ
  • NRBQ
  • NRBQ
  • NRBQ
  • NRBQ
  • NRBQ
  • NRBQ
  • NRBQ
  • Glay Babb
  • Glay Babb
  • Josh Caterer
Discogs verified credits for John Perrin
  • The Love Shots
  • Down Goes Goodman
  • Rapids
  • NRBQ
  • NRBQ
  • Lance Lipinsky & The Lovers
  • The Feeders (2)
  • Ably House
  • Parasites / Raging Nathans*
  • The Feeders (2)
  • NRBQ
  • Scott The Hoople*
  • NRBQ
  • The Flat Five
  • Scott The Hoople*
  • NRBQ
  • Passerine Dream
  • The Feeders (2)
  • Ably House
  • Josh Caterer
  • Josh Caterer
  • Various
  • NRBQ
  • Hushdrops
  • The Feeders (2)
  • Julie Jurgens
  • First Born
  • She & Him
  • Sarah Borges
  • She & Him
  • The Minus 5
  • Winona Driver
  • The Feeders (2)
  • Winona Driver
  • Rodney Crowell
  • Juniper (13)
  • Scott The Hoople*
  • Various
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"Everything At Once" by Rodney Crowell feat. Jeff Tweedy

I was the drummer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • NRBQ
  • She & Him
  • Rodney Crowell
Gear Highlights
  • 13 various drum sets
  • 14 snare drums
  • 18 electric guitars
  • 4 acoustic guitars
  • 4 bass guitars
  • expansive recording equpiment/plugins/microphones (everything necessary for full band production). Contact me for specific information.
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