Nicknamed, "El Bebop Kid", Daniel Lee Perea is an award-winning, third-generation musical performer. He was raised among bluegrass/hillbilly musicians, and began writing and recording original music in 2001 and performing regularly in the Southeast.
His upbringing, steeped in bluegrass, old hymns, southern gospel, and rural southern culture gives his music a unique authenticity. Radio host/artist Johnny Daggers called Daniel "the modern-day Roy Orbison."
His rootsy Americana style incorporates elements of rockabilly, rhythm & blues and folk informed by the raw energy of classic punk rock.
He has been featured in the internationally distributed "Rockabilly Magazine" and "Thrust Magazine" as well as numerous regional press publications. Musically, he is also known for his other projects, Dr. Daniel & The Rockabilly Vampires and Astrocasket.
He has performed with Rockabilly Hall of Famers such as W.S. Holland (Carl Perkins/Johnny Cash), Kern Kennedy (Sonny Burgess & The Pacers), C.W. Gatlin, Bud Bays and Al Ferrier, earning respect and praise for his energy and authenticity.
Daniel is also an award-winning filmmaker and music video director. He co-directed the award-winning music video "White Buffalo" for Grammy award winner Jimbo Mathus, founder of the Squirrel Nut Zippers. He is also collaborating with musician Tyler Keith on Keith's documentary about blues and gospel.
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