John Powers
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John Powers

Holliston, Massachusetts, United States

Holliston, Massachusetts, United States
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The best kept secret in music

Press


"Nice things said about John"

"His powerful, deep voice has a comfortable quality lending honesty to his stories while his uptempo arrangements seethe with enthusiasm. John is a fine musician and could easily become a household name.”

Metronome Magazine

“John Powers sings deeply felt love songs. His rhymes curl around and around in a way that made this writer, who can’t rhyme too well, jealous.”

Holliston Tab

“John Powers has a talent for hitting at the center of things, dismissing the well-worn lies, digging deeper where the truth lives.”

Wail Magazine

“John Powers has a taste for haunting melodies.”

North Shore Sunday Magazine

"Armed with an acoustic guitar and raspy yet honest voice, John Powers entertains with a powerful dramatic flair. His songs surge with authenticity and emotions …Powers is a talented songmaker and very good at his craft.”

Metronome Magazine
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Discography

John Powers has recently completed recording a 15 song CD of original pop rock. The CD, produced by Jim Sampas (Badlands: a Tribute to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska), includes an all star cast of musicians. The musicians who contributed their talents are Dave Mattacks (Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Fairport Convention), Kenwood Dennard (Sting, Miles Davis) and Billy Conway (Morphine) on drums, Duke Levine (Mary Chapin Carpenter) and David Brown (Billy Joel, Paul McCartney) on electric guitar, Dana Colley (Morphine) on saxophone and harmonica, and Tom West (Susan Tedeschi) on piano and Hammond organ. Background vocalists include Robin Lane (Robin Lane and the Chartbusters), Laurie Sargent(Face to Face), Barbara Kessler, Jimmy Ryan (The Blood Oranges) and David Herlihy (O Positive). The CD was mixed by Fran Flannery (Aerosmith, Creed), Brian Brown (Juliana Hatfield) and Mike Deneen (Aimee Mann).

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Bio

John Powers has been performing his original music in the New England area for many years. He has been heralded as a qualifying up and coming Singer/Songwriter by Metronome Magazine. Powers has performed in Colleges, Coffeehouses, festivals, conference showcases, bars, clubs and live radio and television. He has recently opened for national and regional acts such as Spider John Koerner, and Lorraine Lee and Bennett Hammond.

Powers started his music career playing in Boston rock bands throughout the eighties and nineties where he developed his musical and songwriting skills. He decided to pursue a solo career and started playing at the open mikes in Boston. This soon led to features at the open mikes, opening acts and packed solo shows at some of Boston’s most popular venues. Powers now performs both as a solo artist and with a support band of talented musicians.

Powers’ CD can be requested on the following FM radio stations : WBOS(92.9), WHEB(100.3),WAMH(89.3), WMFO(91.5), WBRS(100.1), WICN(90.5), WERS(88.9), WMWM(91.7), WUNH(91.3), and WNYU(89.1).

He has signed with Heavy Hitters Music Publishing. His songs have been featured on daytime soap operas, All My Children and One Life to Live.

Powers has a gift for writing haunting melodies that stay with you long after the performance is done. His music is a discovery. His audiences reap the results.

Visit www.broadjam.com to listen to more songs by John Powers. Enter John Powers under Artist search.