Kerri Powers

"IF YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE KERRI POWERS LIVE, DO IT NOW WHILE SHE'S STILL PLAYING SMALLER VENUES. I FINALLY HAD A CHANCE TO SEE HER RECENTLY AND WAS COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY." M.SMITH/AMAZON.COM

Official site of American Roots and Soul Songwriter Kerri Powers

Thanks for making 2018 Incredible. I’ve traveled throughout the uS, performing for you in venues along the east coast and all the way out to minnesota, sharing the stage with some pretty magical artists. starseeds has been praised by no depression, goldmine, americana uK, the hartford courant, providence journal, and more, and has received a lot of love from radioland. I’m so thankful for each and every review and spin.

2019 is going to be a kick-ass year, starting with the release of a new single in the coming months and a european release on february 15th on must hear/continental. i can’t wait to hit the road again in january and as always, thank you for all the love and support, sweet buttercups.

Kerri

PRESS PHOTOS COURTESY JEAN MOLODETZ

"STARSEEDS" now available everywhere!

We're so excited what some are already calling "the essential cosmic american album" is here. the songs on starseeds were written over the course of two years and recorded in 2017 @ dirt floor studios in E. Haddam, CT. Produced by Eric Lichter and mixed/mastered by Steve Wytas, this new collection is powers' most definitive yet - she is flying under the radar at 1000 mPH, a true-grit powerhouse blues and americana songwriter, singer, and guitarist. armed with just her guitar, slide, and stompbox, powers' live performances are nothing short of captivating. don't miss the next one near you! 

ORDER yOUR SIGNED COPY of STARSEEDS TODAY!

 

 

a few early reviews and press quotes :

GOLDMINE MAGAZINE

Lee Zimmerman 

...Songs flush with expressive emotions and a slight slant towards the blues, Starseeds is Powers’ most definitive statement yet, one that finds a common bond in both its music and its message. Its eight originals and two choice covers — a moving take on Blind Faith’s restive anthem “Can’t Find My Way Home” and “Polly,” a lovely song of wistful reflection written by the late Gene Clark — find her sharing her sentiments in ways that ring with authenticity. At times, she comes across as a backwoods chanteuse, showing off a folky finesse that affirms a knowing delivery. Suffice it to say, Starseeds shines. 

 

THE REVUE CA

Ben Yung

Kerri Powers was born to play the guitar and tell stories that could best be defined as Mark Twain’s Mississippi River tales meet Kurt Vonnegut’s Sierra Nevada deserts. The Connecticut-based singer-songwriter, in other words, is a throwback, who would have been a star if she started performing in the ’70s instead of the early 2010s. Time, however, is on Powers’ side because people will eventually discover this gem of a talent who is a young Bonnie Raitt. Yes, she is like the legendary artist, playing blues, roots, Americana, country, and folk with an attitude and a sharp tongue. It is our pleasure, as such, to premiere Powers’ new song, “Bicycle Man”, today.

Featuring a classic, twangy guitar line and Powers’ classic, raspy vocals, “Bicycle Man” is swampy blues – roots number meant to be played in the blues bars that litter New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. It rocks and smoulders with the grit, attitude, and addictive qualities of Buddy Guy’s, Taj Mahal’s, and Ms. Raitt’s finest numbers. Her songwriting, too, is akin to these greats (and Vonnegut, too), where she applies wit and satire to tackle conventional norms. In this number, she takes the classic fairy tale and puts it on its head. There’s no Prince Charming arriving on a white steed or a motorcycle riding, leather jacket-wearing hero to save the day. The hero in Powers’ story is “the rambling girl”, who is the “cog in the wheel” or the man who rides a bicycle. A man who is powerless without his better half.

“Bicycle Man” is taken from Powers’ new album, Starseeds, which arrives May 4th.  

7" VINYL COMING SOON!

Kerri was fortunate to have recorded  for the singular recordings/need to know label. producers, brian brinkerhoff and marco giovino recorded and played on "tallulah send a car for me," and "mine the River." the songs are stripped down versions - just powers vocals and guitar and marco giovino on drums. an "old school" blues take that will be available exclusively on 7" vinyl! stay tuned for more info regarding a release date. 

FEATURE FILM "CHUCK" US Release on 5.5

Kerri's song, "Diamond Day" was co-written with Boston producer and songwriter Crit Harmon. The song has been placed in the new feature film, "Chuck" (aka The Bleeder), starring Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Elisabeth Moss, and Jim Gaffigan. Directed by Phillippe Falardeau, the film portrays the life and times of boxer and the "real Rocky," Chuck Wepner.  Check out the official trailer

here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1610525/ 

kp FEATURED on CPTV (PBS) SERIES "AMPLIFY" 5.2

The musical segment will air on Tuesday, 5.2 @ 7:55 pm on CPTV/PBS! https://cptv.org/sharing-ct/ 

PUBLISHING AND SONG PLACEMENTS:

Kerri and good friend and co-writer Crit Harmon have placed "Diamond Day," aka "Lately" in the new feature film, THE BLEEDER. Directed by Philippe Falardeau and written by Jeff Feuerzeig and Jerry Stahl. The film stars Liev SchreiberNaomi WattsElisabeth MossJim GaffiganMichael RapaportPooch Hall, Morgan Spector, Ron Perlman and Kelvin Hale. The film revolves around the life of the heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner (played by Schreiber) and his 1975 fight with the heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali (played by Hall). Principal photography began on October 26, 2015 in SuffernNew York.  The film is scheduled to be released in the US in 2017.

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Kerri has had the following songs placed in Fox Network's "Rescue Me," starring Denis Leary.

SWEET CRUSADE/Faith in the Shadows  kerripowerssongs, BMI, Crittunes, ASCAP

FIREWORKS and CHEAP REPAIRS/Faith in the Shadows c. Kerripowerssongs, BMI, Crittunes, ASCAP 

TENDERLY (vocal performance) /FOX NETWORK'S "JUSTIFIED," starring Timothy Olyphant

DIAMOND DAY c. Kerripowerssongs, BMI, Crittunes, ASCAP/THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

DIAMOND DAY c. Kerripowerssongs, BMI, Crittunes, ASCAP/Feature Film, "CHUCK" (aka The Bleeder)

"OLD SHIRT" c. Kerripowerssongs, BMI, made several best of lists for 2014 and was the #1 song on the Folk Roots Radio charts. Kerri's self-titled album made several top album lists, including Best 5 albums to Hear in 2014/WUMB Radio, Top 5 Album list @ WWUH Radio, Top 10 Songs Tupelo Honey, KVLM, and many more! Not bad for a little local indie release, folks!