Catching Up with Wings & Strings Performer David Perkin
Next Saturday, July 28, we’ll head to Hellertown’s Dimmick Park to take part in Wings & Strings, an American Cancer Society benefit featuring local food, local beer, and local music.
Today, we catch up with local performer David Perkin, who will join Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway at the benefit, to discuss his involvement in the day’s festivities and what the cause means to him.
How did you come to be involved with the American Cancer Society’s Wings & Strings Benefit?
I’ve been lifelong friends with Scott Marshall. We grew up together, we were in our first band together, wrote our first songs together, and watched our kids grow up together. I’ve done a few benefit and awareness shows with Scott in the past, and when he asked me to join him, it was a no-brainer. As Johnny Cash once said about Tom Petty, “He’s a good man to ride the river with.”
Why is it important to you to support the cause?
I think everyone is affected by cancer in some way or another, be it a family member or a friend. I lost my grandfather to cancer when I was very young. Both of my parents successfully battled cancer and overcame it, and events like this are a great way to promote awareness and for people to get informed, and enjoy some great entertainment, food, and drink at the same time.
What can we expect from you Saturday, July 28?
I will be sitting in with Scott Marshall, as I do from time to time. With Scott and his band, it’s always a blast and you never know what songs he might pull out. He’s got a huge catalog, between his originals and covers. One thing I can almost always ensure is you’ll hear a Stones song or two.
What else do you have going on musically?
Right now, I’m writing for my next project. It’s been almost three years since my last release, “Pearl Avenue,” which had a great response. I have no upcoming shows on my own at this time, other than sitting in with Scott Marshall and the band.
Learn more about David Perkin at his ReverbNation page.