|Thief in The Night , Philo/Fretless 1977 LP only
"speaks with the poetic richness of Perrault the poet." -- Concord Monitor
New Hampshire , Fishtraks 1981 LP & Cassette
Click to play the track "Chocorua"
Tenants in Common , Fishtraks, 1984 LP & Cassette
Click to play the track "Sonny's Back"
Country Matters , Rockweed, 1988/1995 CD & Cassette
Click to play the track "Ballad of the Squalus"
Before You Go , Rockweed, 1997 CD & Cassette
Click to play the track "Wounded Knee"
|Rough Cuts, * Rockweed, 1998 CD & Cassette
"Perrault delivers a collection of vivid, melancholy, gritty, folk/country tales
Click to play the track "Lucky Jim"
Ballad of Louis Wagner , Rockweed, 2003 CD
Click to play the track "The Ballad of Louis Wagner"
|Jefferson's Dream, Rockweed, 2009 CD
Eight historical ballads are taken from the forthcoming book Jefferson’s Dream by John Perrault. Focusing on the Declaration’s preamble as our founding
creed, Jefferson’s Dream is a meditation on eight great Americans whose
lives manifest the principles of the Declaration – whose lives make clear
the courage it takes to be free. The book will include lyrics and musical
transcriptions for all eight ballads.
Click to play the track "Abe Lincoln Walks at Midnight"
My new CD, Rock and Root,* is a mix of mostly cross-grained songs I’ve written and recorded since 1977. Eighteen tunes (eight new ones) focused on the art of paying attention—to your neighbor, government, planet, self.
I’m fortunate to have support from a top flight of New England musicians & singers on various tracks, including Joyce Andersen, Harvey Reid, Cormac McCarthy, Craig Werth, Susie Burke, Mike Rogers, Ellie May Shufro, Barbara London, Jim MacDougall, Leslie Van Berkum, and others.
New tune for the times up on You Tube:
Can fall be far behind?
Please pass it on if you’re of mind.
“If you call yourself a poet, sing it, don’t state it…” --Lawrence Ferlinghetti
CD Release Concert at Deerfield Coffeehouse, Deerfield NH Town Hall:
JP with Barbara London & Michael Rogers along with the Deerfield House Band, Benjamin, Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 pm. Tickets and info: Reservations advised: - E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail is best to get a confirmation). If you don’t have e-mail you can call at 463-9804.There are no ‘physical tickets’, just call to reserve then pay at the door. If you change your mind, you can let us know. The cost is $15.00/adult ($7.00/child) which includes food, drinks and entertainment.