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EZPowell / Bio

I recently got some air time on TV in the Czech Republic. Yes it's far away but I'm told it's a lovely city. Never been there. Been close to Prague but not close enough obviously. Still, I'd like it not be a fluke but it probably is. But there is hope, there is hope, there is hope :)

EZPowell is an eclectic blend but is slowly becoming more contemporary and marketable. It used to be all me but now includes a pro guitarist and top-class drumming on recordings. And maybe some other good folks too. I still play bass and do the singing, plus arrangement and production - sub-contracting can be expensive but it does make a huge difference. My songwriting is in the Adult Contemporary, Singer-Songwriter and Pop genres, along with some Americana and a bit of Rock on occasion. Instrumentals are pop, sometimes with a bit of a blues or jazzy tinge when specific chord colors are used.

The industry is experiencing lackluster sales and new sounds are being sought out, such as well-developed, individual styles. My vocals are non-generic and maybe I have something marketable to offer as a performer; but I have to be realistic at 45 years of age so I pitch myself as a performer/songwriter or as a songwriter/composer.

I don't have CD sales to speak of and I perform for fun - I have to make a living and being a professional performer and wondering around the country would be unlikely to feed my kids and fund all my recording equipment. So a sometimes good paying boring day-job finances the music – all I need is time. I am currently in the wrong part of the country for my genre but as the economy improves that will change.

I have been with Taxi for years and find the A&R help has improved my songwriting, after fighting for an acceptable production standard over years of hit and miss (equipment is a big issue) - it's easy to understand why audio engineering requires a degree from Berklee and I have thus started online courses at Berklee.

My long-term intention is to make enough money out of music so that I can immerse myself in music.
And as a final note, in an industry that rarely rewards the exceptional and if music is more about persistence than talent then I still have no idea where I fit in but hope to figure it out someday.

And reverbnation asks for similar artists : i wish i was anywhere near as good as any of those people.

General Info

Artist Name
EZPowell
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/ezpowell
Active Since
01/05
Genres
Singer Songwriter / Adult Contemporary / Pop

Contact Info

Location
Boston, MA

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