Poor Man's Son

Perez, the son of Cuban immigrants, bounced all over the U.S. in search of his creative muse.

Perez, the son of Cuban immigrants, bounced all over the U.S. in search of his creative muse. He found it in Los Angeles, and Poor Man's Son was the outcome. Perez, who wrote all 17 songs here, is obviously a productive songwriter. But he's also a writer of quality tunes. Poor Man's Son is loaded with singles-in-waiting. "Southwest Side" will get airplay in Miami. The rocker "Cecilia," the romantic power ballad "Beautiful Mistakes," and the unabashed nostalgia of "Forever" are all poised to find their way to radio. Right now, lead single "Something Crazy" is developing nicely at radio, and its accompanying video is doing the same on VH1 and Country Music Television. Poor Man's Son is the sort of ear-catching debut album that rock artists dream of pulling off. For Perez, the dream is real.—PVV