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Blake Powers

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The best kept secret in music


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LP - "Lines" - Released April, 2004

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Singer/Songwriter Blake Powers has created a dilemma for himself: He writes songs that listeners inevitably find familiar, yet difficult to place into a musical genre. “That’s probably because my musical influences run all over the map,” Powers laughs. His style invites comparisons to legends as diverse as James Taylor, Paul Simon, Harry Chapin, Van Morrison, and David Gray. “The acoustic guitar is at the core of what I do,” Powers says. “So, as long as my manic strumming runs through everything, labels like ‘country’ or ‘folk’ will attach themselves to what I play. And I have found musicians for my band who are talented at and experimental with their instruments, so I don’t try to censor them or their innate style, because I think the diversity they bring works with the kind of songs I write.”

Powers refusal to limit his music into an easy classification has earned him a strong word-of-mouth following among Rock, Pop, Country, and Folk audiences, alike. He has performed with and earned the respect of musicians like Bruce Robison, Chris Knight, Adam Carroll, Cory Morrow, and Guy Forsyth. Already, Powers has appeared at such legendary Texas venues as Gruene Hall, Saxon Pub, Poor David’s Pub, Stubbs, and The Kerrville Folk Festival. In April of 2002, he was named winner of the BW Stevenson songwriting contest, held annually at Poor David’s Pub in Dallas, Tx. David Card, the owner of Poor David’s Pub and originator of the BW Stevenson contest, has seen popular acts like The Dixie Chicks and Radney Foster start their careers on his legendary stage. “Blake has as bright a future as any of the acts we’ve had here,” he says.

Blake’s plans for the future? “To keep making the music better and better,” he says. “I want the live shows to achieve a kind of intimacy and energy, at the same time. I really believe the band and I are capable of making that happen, and the more we play, the better we are at it. We are heading in the right direction, so the key is just to continue expanding our fan and venue base. You have to get your music into people’s hands and heads if you want it to stick.”

As for recording? “At the end of the day, I want to make a record that will stand the test of time. I think 'Lines' (Powers first release) is a good start, but I want to grow and improve with each album I make… Willie Nelson’s ‘Red Headed Stranger’, Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska’, and David Gray’s ‘White Ladder’ are good benchmarks… they are examples of Singer/Songwriter records that have the kind of vibrancy and honesty that I want to emulate. They are all relevant and amazing products still today, years after their creation, because the music is as true today as it was when it was created.”

Judging by his success so far, Powers seems poised to do the same thing