Perez is set to open for Jason Mraz, again, through the end of June. He’ll then hit the Midwest with Chris Isaak. A handful of support slots with Sheryl Crow, Jonny Lang and ZZ Top are also on the books as Perez gigs through September and on into October.

From a regular guy living in Las Vegas with big musical aspirations to a buzzing new artist, Perez has come a long way in a short while. Just a few years ago, he struck out from his home, headed to the Big Apple, and wound up in Miami. These things happen.

After a few voodoo confirmations and a “chance” meeting with an industry veteran, Perez was on his way to fulfilling his dream. He regrouped in Los Angeles with a band and recorded his debut album, Poor Man’s Son.

“I wanted this to be like the records I grew up with,” Perez said. “Those records suck you in, put you right in the moment. That’s what I wanted to get out of my record. I wanted to bring people right into the moment with me.”

Looks like his method is working. Perez is getting a fair share of radio play and critical plaudits for the disc.