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John powers

John powers
Genre:
Rock, Pop, Folk Rock
Influences:
Beatles, Dylan
Website:
http://www.reverbnation.com/powersj

Bio

John Powers has been performing his Pop Rock music in the New England area for many years. Powers has performed in Colleges, Coffeehouses, festivals, conference showcases, bars, clubs, live radio and television.

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, 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.

A Million Suns is 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).

John has a music publishing contract with Heavy Hitters Publishing. His songs have appeared on TV and in Feature Films. John is credited as Beatles Historian on the Beatles Tribute album From a Window: the Lost Songs of Lennon and McCartney and This Bird has Flown: 40th anniversary tribute to Rubber Soul.

The New England Country Music Awards chose John as songwriter of the year for 2009 and 2010 for his songs "Sit Tight" and "Don't Mind Me."

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.