Brian "snowman" Powers
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Brian "snowman" Powers

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF
Band Jazz Gospel


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Debut CD "From My Soul To Yours"

Songs from this record streaming on Jango internet radio include: Holy, Holy Holy (Praise Him), King of Kings, Let The Fire Fall, and Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing



Greetings weary internet traveler. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my little corner of the web. I am a Louisiana bred saxophonist, composer, and producer with an incredibly unique look and playing style. Having been born with albinism, my white hair and general appearance is very striking on stage and creates an image that is recognizable and unforgetable. Add to that my wild, passionate, soulful, and completely original sound and playing style, a very visual and quite appropriate nickname "the snowman", and the resulting product is larger than life. The heart of my music is based in passion and groove. It has been said by others that you can truly hear my soul when I play. Building upon that by incorporating some Louisiana funk tradition, a little gospel, a little rock, just enough jazz to not be overly serious, and finally pop song writing sensibility and you have a unique, original, and unforgettable sound. Having enough background vocals in the mix to get the point across yet not overtake the music is an essential element as well. We have had trouble defining which genre of music I fit into since it is a fusion of so many styles, however, recently a national radio promoter found the perfect description. RHYTHM AND PRAISE!
After growing up in Louisiana I came to Minneapolis by way of a brief eight year stop in New York City. Performing and navigating the rough waters of the NYC music and recording scenes really helped tune my skills as well as led to some fantastic performing opportunities. A few of my favorites have been touring the nation and performing with The Samples, Spin Doctors, the Grammy nominated Excelsior Gospel Choir, Minneapolis Gospel Sound, Junior Mance, Arnie Larwence, Antigone Rising, Pat McGee Band, Swampadelica, Deep Banana Blackout, Billy Steele, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Hootie and the Blowfish, New Primitives, The Wild Magnolias, Dr. Mambo's Combo, Lola and the Red Hots, Reggie Workman, and so many others.
Now in Minneapolis, a new career in studio engineering and production has called to me. Although this new adventure has been amazing and my client list includes artists such as multi platinum and grammy winner Junaes, multi grammy nominee Oleta Adams, MTV Productions, Universal Music Group and many others, playing and writing my own material remains the first and foremost focus of my career. MGS Records released my debut cd entitled "From My Soul To Yours", and we are now working on two more to come out in 2010 and 2011. By the way, although most southerners and Minnesotans hate the cold, I love it! It is awesome to be heat and humidity free. Not to mention that the lack of an excessive and rather terrifyingly large sized insect population which is a defining characteristic of Louisiana is very nice. God bless you all. May today be the best day of your life!