The Story of Barney "Nine-Fingers" Perrine
Barney Perrine was born May 4, 1952 in Aberdeen, Washington, He grew up in Grays Harbor County and began performing professionally in 1977 with the original Desoto Rose. Barney frequently played gigs all over the Pacific Northwest in Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Ocean Shores, Pacific Beach and Montesano, traveling to Chehalis and Onalaska. Barney has sang and played guitar with bands/musicians such as KIDCO (with the late, great Wayne "Goose" Fleury as drummer); Donn Fleury as PF Flyer; Bruce Hughes as Perrine and Hughes. And before going solo, he paired up with John Myers as The Perrine Myers Band. A recent move to the Astoria, Oregon area in March 2007 will find Barney on stage performing the blues and classic rock as a single act.
Barney lost half of the ring finger on his right hand due to a table saw accident in 2013, earning him the nickname "Nine-Fingers". The challenge of playing guitar down a digit has been accepted and mastered by him. Like he always says, "It's just repetition."
Bob and Sue McEndoo
Galway Bay Irish Pub
Ocean Shores, Washington
Bill and Sue Svendsen
North Beach Tavern & Peninsula Performing Arts Center
Long Beach, Washington