Boston Ma July 22, 2022,
Joe Perry is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who has been involved in the music industry for over fifty years. He is best known as the lead guitarist for Aerosmith, one of the most popular rock bands of all time. He started the Joe Perry Project in 1979 when he took a hiatus from Aerosmith. While he has been back with Aerosmith since 1984 he has kept the JPP going on and off through out the years. The current version of the project has Perry on guitar, singer Gary Cherone from the band Extreme, Jason Sutter was on drums with Chris Wyse on bass, Buck Johnson on keyboards both of which are in another band with Perry called the Hollywood Vampires. Perry is set to release an new album later this year called “Sweetzerland Manifesto II,” and is out doing a handful of shows.
The Joe Perry Project was in Boston at the Leader Bank Pavilion to open up the show for ZZ Top (review here). Seeing Joe Perry or Aerosmith in Boston is always special as this is where they hail from and I grew up listening to them since I was about 10 years old so it’s always a treat for me. Joe Perry is one of the reasons I have such a great love for music, and tonight he and his band reminded me again why.
The show was full on rock and roll right from the starting song ‘Let the Music do the Talking’. The setlist included many songs from his solo career as well as some Aerosmith classics like ‘Toys in the Attic’, ‘Chip Away at the Stone’, Same Old Song and Dance and the encore of ‘Walk This Way’. I was extremely impressed because the Aerosmith songs were written with two guitars but he knocked it out of the park and he seemed to be having a lot of fun on stage while he played. The band sounded incredible and Gary Cherone’s vocals were spot on and a perfect fit.
Fans of Aerosmith are definitely going to want to check this out. Not only will they get to see Joe Perry perform live, but they’ll also get to hear some of the greatest classic rock and blues songs ever written. This is an amazing experience for anyone who loves music!