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Pinetop Perkins

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Birth Name: Joseph William Perkins
Born: 1913/07/07
Birth Place: Belzoni, Mississippi, United States
Years Active: 1920s – Present
Genres: Piano Blues, Boogie-woogie, Delta Blues, Chicago Blues

Pinetop Perkins (born Joseph William Perkins, July 7, 1913) is an American Blues musician. Perkins, whose specialty is the piano, currently shares the distinction with one of his lifelong friends, David Honeyboy Edwards, as being the oldest living Delta blues performers who continue to tour and perform from the past century. He has played with some of the most influential blues and rock and roll performers in American history, and received honors that include the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and induction into the Blues Hall of Fame.

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