Darryl Purpose paints a compelling portrait of his adventurous, miraculous (and sometimes dangerous) life with stories and songs that grab his audiences by the heart. ”

— Robin Pressman, KRSH Sunday Muse

Darryl's Bio

Darryl Purpose really likes a good story and as such he has leaned into them whenever they come near. 

As a teenager, Darryl hitchhiked to Las Vegas where he began a career as a professional blackjack player; he has been called the best (and fastest) card counter. He was Inducted into the Blackjack Hall Of Fame in 2010. 
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In his twenties, Darryl walked from Los Angeles to Washington DC for peace and continued on to walk in the then Soviet Union. He began performing music on the marches which included participating in the first ever outdoor stadium concert in the history of Russia, produced by Bill Graham, featuring Santana, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and others. 
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In his thirties, Darryl began his current vocation as a performing songwriter. He has released 8 albums of original music. The last two, Still The Birds and Next Time Around, spent weeks at #1 for AirPlay on Roots Music Report. 
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Darryl is inspired by the love of friends, the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, and the beauty of trees, water and land - especially mountains.

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Three Song Thursday

Darryl on the folk pod podcast

May26

THREE SONG THURSDAY #38 of 52

THREE SONG THURSDAY - each week, 5p PT Darryl plays 3 songs with a theme and a few stories.

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