Hi my name is Erin Powers,Singer Songwriter from Upstate NY. I have
played in numerous cafe venues, and farmers
>> markets in Upstate NY. We have also played at Radio Bean in Benn VT,
>> Twisted Tree Cafe Ashbury NJ, Barrington Coffeehouse Camden NJ,
>> Jitters Club Southington Ct, A.I.R. Studio Kingston NY Middle East Cafe Cambridge MA., Cabinfest 2009, Caffe Lena Emerging Artist Breakout Series 2008-2009 played at Cabinfest 2009 Andes NY.
Also we did Acousic Showcase at 104.9 The Edge before it became
country at Villa Valentis Pub Troy NY. ROTR Festival 2010 streamed on
wriz.com as well as Ashley's Showcase at All Asia Bar in MA.
I also have been in two bands, one called The Orphic Dream, and the
other called J-Page where i opened up for Sara Slean, Mieka Pauley,
Julia Brown and others.
youtube inside the open mic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTBFXWMqKkY
In March, I interviewed Erin Powers, a local singer-songwriter who
often plays in and around Saratoga and Schenectady. She talked about a
concept album that is working on and explained how her songs, when
combined together and played in order, tell a story (James Frederick
Local Musician that did the interview for Inside the Open MIc at Caffe
http://www.youtube.com/secreteyes22#p/a/u/0/41pt8rmNJLY playing at
the River Street Beat Shop TROY NY 8/2010 with my band Erin POwers
Band last show with the drummer before he left for SC.
10/19 opening up for the open mic at Justins from 9-930 PM
lark street albany ny
11/6-7th Scoharie Music Fest
11/9 Towsend Bakery Washington Ave ALbany NY 9-10pm
12/9 7-8pm hudson river coffee house on the corner of hudson and quail
street in albany ny
12/20 Villa Valentis Pub Troy NY
YouTube - Videos from this email
YouTube - Videos from this email
Erin Powers LIVE 2010 now on amazon.com
erin powers live! a great new album
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Having a minor coffee addiction, I enjoy visiting the local shops in the area to taste different bre...Having a minor coffee addiction, I enjoy visiting the local shops in the area to taste different brews. While getting my fix, I’ll often hang around for a second cup if there is an entertaining performer. This is how I met Erin Powers. No matter what stage she is on, her unique sound will catch your attention!
After hearing that she has captured the feel of her live shows to an album, I quickly asked for a press release to share this information with the other fans and supporters of local music.
This new album captures the energy and emotional power of Erin’s live performances. Culminated from three years of shows around upstate NY, VT, Boston MA, CT, and NJ, this collection of songs reflects the vision and voice of a unique pop & folk-rock singer-songwriter.
Erin has developed a reputation as a great performer around her hometown of Albany NY, and is often accompanied by drummer Ben McLoughlin. The duo formed in late December of 2007 with the goal of playing shows for the fun of it; both musicians met at college. Ben recalls, “I heard a demo recording that Erin did with an amateur producer, it was reminiscent of Ani Difranco and Aretha Franklin. I knew she had strong potential, so we began collaborating on songwriting and playing shows”. Before this, Erin was the lead singer of short-lived Albany rock group J-Page.
Erin states, ”The live shows took on a new dimension when we added drums; before this we used percussion such as bongos and shakers; but the audience didn’t really get the subtlety.” Most of the songs on this album have been derived for the upcoming studio recording Pretty Green Eyes.
Erin says the song, “Take You For A Ride”, is about “happy dreaming”. The song “My World” was the first song she ever wrote. “Where The Wind May Blow” is a moving introspective ballad that starts with her singing “What is the meaning of it all? I’m a dove with the wings clipped off”. The song “Streets of Ireland” came from her experience roaming the streets of Ireland on a vacation. “Warrior Woman” is a song of female empowerment and a strong tell-off to a man who is trying to be dominating; interestingly, some of her fans like this song so much that they started a website called www.warriorwomen.org.”
”Pretty Green Eyes” is about the frustration of trying to get a meaningful message across to an audience that only notices how a musician looks and sounds. “All Too Real” is a romantic ballad, ”Rainy Night” showcases Erin’s vocals against a dramatic soundscape, and ”A Dark Night” is an uptempo pop song about traveling a long distance to see someone. Check out a special bonus Tori Amos cover song and the other tracks on: www.myspace.com/erinpowers Erin is a fiery scorpio who enjoys reading the books of Neil Gaiman.
Erin is often seen playing her trusty Ibanez acoustic guitar at shows, although she has been branching out with playing electric guitar here and there. She is working on studio recordings for an upcoming full-length album, as well as touring to promote Erin Powers Live! Erin sums it up with: “I want the audience to experience the positive energy and take away a message of empowerment from the show.” ~Ben McLoughlin
Make sure to check out her website at www.myspace.com/erinpowers for more information and up to date news.
Local Music Report – 2012 Inadvertently Overlooked
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Americana/Folk/Country/Grass The Ernst Project – “Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?” (Live from ...Americana/Folk/Country/Grass
The Ernst Project – “Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?” (Live from Red Square) [country rock funk] Schenectady
Ray Murray and the Bomb Squad – “Rmbs” [alt country rock] Ballston Spa
Erin Powers – “Pretty Green Eyes” [indie alt folk] Delmar
Danny Whitecotton – “Go On and Rain” [alt country] Alplaus
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The original cafe, open from 2008 to 2010, had a dedicated clientele that gathered there to see live...The original cafe, open from 2008 to 2010, had a dedicated clientele that gathered there to see live music, but it was not enough to keep owner Sal Prizio in business. When he closed in September 2010, it seemed like another blow for downtown Cohoes.
The Kolcow family — mom Teresa, dad Steve, daughter Brooke and son Stefan — never visited Bread and Jam when Prizio was running it. "We always meant to go," Steve Kolcow said. He learned about the shuttered restaurant when he decided to leave his job behind the deli counter at Hannaford Supermarkets and make good on a long-held dream of opening his own business. The Kolcows opened More Bread and Jam in August, and celebrated a grand opening earlier this month with music from the Red Haired Strangers, Zan Strumfeld, Molly Durnin and Erin Powers.
top 10 of the week
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HOT READS: Nippertown’s Top 10 Stories of the Week Yes, we know… We’ve heard complaints that s...HOT READS: Nippertown’s Top 10 Stories of the Week
Yes, we know…
We’ve heard complaints that some of you just don’t have the time to read Nippertown.com as fast as we write it.
So for the casual reader, here’s a summary of the Top 10 most-viewed stories from Nippertown in the past week:
1. Comin’ Soon: New Concert Announcements (by Staff)
2. New Show at the Times Union Center (by Staff)
3. The Egg Announces Two New Concerts (by Staff)
4. New Concert Announced for the Palace Theatre (by Staff)
5. LIVE: Los Straitjackets & the Knyghts of Fuzz @ the Ale House, 10/3/12 (by Fred Rudofsky)
6. LIVE: Pinhead Fest @ Pinhead Susan’s, 9/29/12 (by Stanley Johnson)
7. ArtBeat: Landscapes for Landsake @ Maple Ridge Farm (by Susan Brink)
8. New Show at The Egg (by Staff)
9. LIVE: Michelle Shocked @ Club Helsinki, 9/29/12 (by Tim Livingston)
10. New Release Rack: Erin Powers’ “Pretty Green Eyes” (by Matt Mac Haffie)
New Release Rack: Erin Powers’ “Pretty Green Eyes”
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Erin Powers Pretty Green Eyes Orphic Records, 2012 Erin Powers’ debut album, Pretty Green Eyes,...Erin Powers
Pretty Green Eyes
Orphic Records, 2012
Erin Powers’ debut album, Pretty Green Eyes, is a no-frills gem. Many of the 14 songs that comprise this CD started as poems that evolved into songs, including the stand-out-track “Warrior Woman” (where Erin turns the anger of a break-up into a statement of self empowerment) and “Summer Fling” (where all of her self-doubt exposes an open heart… scars and all).
Primarily a storyteller, Erin explores the outsider’s point of view from her front-row-seat, left-of-center. Give a quick listen to “Miss Misfit” or the album’s final track, “My World,” for the proof.
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