MICHAEL POWERS, mentored by Jimmy Reed and a family of southern, porch-bluesmen, spent his (1960's) high school summers touring as part of James Cotton's Band. Influenced by the British Blues invasion & Jimi Hendrix, he formed a huge following while leading his cult band "Moonbeam" & as part of New York's most famous clubs: Great Gildersleeves, Manny's Car Wash, Maxx' Kansas City, The Ritz & CBGB... Currently a regular performer on Bleecker St. at Terra Blues.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
What gear do you use?
There is a page on my website dedicated to this information - you have to join to see the pictures, etc. http://www.michaelpowers.com/apps/auth/login?why=pw&try=1&wp=1&next=WEBPROTECT-powersguitarsmembers.htm
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
British Blues Invasion and the American Blues Artists they covered.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Current Bandleader of "Michael Powers Frequency" in New York City, we travel to Festivals worldwide. We also perform an annual "Jimi Hendrix Tribute" in New York, New Jersey and sometimes at Festivals - latest in Ottawa last Summber http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Review+Bailey+Michael+Powers+worth+noting/5079000/story.html NEXT in NYC on Thanksgiving night at www.TerraBlues.com
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Jimi Hendrix - why of course! Living? Muddy Waters!
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
100+ weekly at TerraBlues; 2,500-30,000 in Ottawa, Italy, Turkey, Bogota.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?