Kerri Powers has been writing
songs since she was nine-years old, after the likes of John Prine, Neil Young,
and Bob Dylan inspired her to learn to play the guitar. Their songwriting
allowed her to experience sadness and hope and overcome sadness. It was a
number of years before the Boston native worked up the courage to begin
performing at local coffeehouses throughout New England. Love, marriage, and
family changed Powers' priorities over the next years of her life, and she took
a break from performing. It was not until 2002, while enduring and overcoming
the hardship of divorce and her son growing into adulthood, that Powers
released You, Me and a Redhead. The
heartfelt and honest album brought Powers praise from critics, and in 2009 she
released Faith in the Shadows. In the
following years, she toured the U.S. and Europe growing a fan base with her
country, blues, Americana sound and smoky vocals. She released her self-titled
album, Kerri Powers, in January 2014.
The ten-track album features eight of Powers' original songs along with a cover
of Janis Ian's "Jesse" and The Bee Gee's "To Love Somebody." "Train in the
Night" is a beautiful love song to her son. Thanks to engineer Eric Lichter at
Dirt Floor Studios, the simple, raw production of this album creates earnest
songs that feature Powers' talent as a solo performer.
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