Mark Powers

Mark Powers

 Portland, Oregon, USA

drummer • percussionist • educator • author • TEDx'er • world traveler


A drummer and percussionist, Mark Powers has studied, performed and taught throughout North America, as well as in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the South Pacific. He has shared the stage with everyone from Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Devon Evans (of Bob Marley and the Wailers), Rolling Stones saxophonist Tim Ries and America's Polka King- the late Frankie Yankovic, to disco sensations The Afrodisiacs and 80’s nerd-rockers The Spazmatics.

Mark has contributed drumset and/or percussion tracks to a number of incredible recording projects, including releases (past or forthcoming) by M. Ward, Haley Johnsen, Falls, Amanda Richards, King Black Acid, Rob Wynia, Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons, and others.

He plays and endorses Tycoon Percussion, REMO drumheads, 
Cajon Brush, SABIAN cymbals and Vic Firth drumsticks.