It all began when Boogie Woogie Pianist Rob Perkin reached out to music producer Darren Clarke to restore an old recording. He had a cassette tape with a low-fi recording of him playing piano, some thirty years earlier in Naples, Florida! When Rob and Darren started working on this project at Clarke Lane Studios, little did they know that a wonderful partnership would form, and a powerful collection of great American Rock and Roll had begun. Rob asked Darren to produce the music around the restored piano tracks by adding drums, guitar, and bass to the original recording. What began was a rather unconventional project. The musicians were each on separate coasts of the United States! Rob’s passion, expertise, stories, and extraordinary insight, fueled Darren’s production prowess, and great guitar talent. ’Everglades Rhythm’ was born. The name speaks to how Rob grew up visiting Naples, Florida, in the shadow of the Everglades.
In 2018, Everglades Rhythm released Brookside Road Vol. 1, followed by Volume 2 early in 2020. These two records featured Rob’s incredible piano playing and paid homage to ‘the barbaric basic beat’. These first two records are perfect for Boogie Boogie Fans. In 2021, they released Volume 3 (a tribute to the Ventures) and most recently, Volume 4, which is rammed full of surf guitar and superb Ventures Covers. With the pure goal of making great music for people to enjoy, the songs are also available to license for film and TV.
Along the way, Everglades Rhythm has been able to include a dream team in their creative process, featuring Elvis’ lead guitar player, James Burton on their version of ‘Mystery Train,’ Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats on stand-up bass, and ‘The most recorded Horn player of all time,’ Jim Horn. They have also been fortunate to work with renowned drummer Todd Sorensen on all of the tracks to date. Everglades Rhythm didn’t hold back when it came to polishing the music. They have worked with Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios for mastering, and Grammy award-winning engineer, Robbie Burrell, in Nashville TN.
If you enjoy Boogie Woogie piano, rock and roll guitar, and instrumental music in the styles of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, J.J Cale, Link Wray and The Ventures, this is music for YOU, and as Rob says...“Turn it up and stand back!”