Exactly how many musicians can start out their story with, “I left home as a teenager and became a professional gambler.”? There really is only one…. Darryl Purpose.
He is one of the world’s best Blackjack players and is in the Blackjack Hall of Fame but it also lead him to be an internationally recognized singer and songwriter, racking up thousands of miles for the sake of his music. His 7th and newest recording is entitled “Still the Birds” has just been released.
Darryl played with Santana and Bonnie Raitt at the first ever outdoor stadium concert in the former Soviet Union, and co-founding The Second Strings Project, an organization that has delivered over 20,000 sets of strings to musicians around the world. In addition Darryl has been chased around Moscow by the Russian mafia, threatened in Seoul by the Yakuza, and walked across the United States for peace”.