Michael Powers

MICHAEL POWERS, mentored by Jimmy Reed and a family of southern, porch-bluesmen, spent his (1960's) high school summers touring as part of James Cotton's Band. Influenced by the British Blues invasion & Jimi Hendrix, he formed a huge following while leading his cult band “Moonbeam” & as part of New York's most famous clubs: Great Gildersleeves, Manny's Car Wash, Maxx' Kansas City, The Ritz & CBGB... Currently a regular performer on Bleecker St. at Terra Blues. Arranger, Bandleader, Composer, Guitarist, Vocalist Hendrix Tributes, multi-genre, solo, duo or trio+: POWERS is ALWAYS a Festival Favorite! In 2004 MICHAEL POWERS signs with Baryon Records and releases the ONYX ROOT CD in 2005 which garners two W.C

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Jim Santella ALL ABOUT JAZZ Prodigal Son CD www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=23311&recommended=1 Review of 2007 PRODIGAL SON CD by singer, songwriter, guitarist MICHAEL POWERS in New York (Baryon Records)

musicspectrum.org/2011/10/21/everyone-in-the-same-room-the- spirit-showing-up-as-michael-powers-looks-for-the-truth/ In December, Powers will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame as part of the Local Blues Talent of New York. Such an induction recognizes the 40 years that Powers has contributed his talents to the blues world. Being first influenced by the porch blues of the South, but then later lapping up all of the British blues rock bands, Powers brings his wide-ranging talents to two New York City residencies: an acoustic show each Mondays and a full-on electric band show on Fridays

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