Michael Powers Frequency / Press

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“Exceptional blues the way it was meant to be played. Complete emersion in the sounds & feelings of the boogie with enough power & magic to overwhelm you like a hurricane or the Mississippi leaving its banks. This album rocks and provides enough power to make any blues fan happy. It will help light the fire on your grill and spice up any party on the back porch. With the help of guests like John Colianni, Angel Rose, Henry Butler, Don Lopez, and Eric R. Durham you are left with nothin' missing. From the moment you put this disc in the player IT ROCKS. The keys, drums, bass and other instruments only enhance what 'Murch' is already delivering through the chords. Powers' rendition of Hendrix' famous 'Spanish Castle Magic' is a highlight, as is the blues classic 'Shake Your Money Maker'. 'I Ain't Superstitious' is a wonderful song like a meandering river full of life. The title track is excellent with it entertaining keys. If you like the boogie & blues, get this CD! See MichaelPowers.com”

“2007 hat Michael Powers zuletzt etwas von sich hören lassen. Zumindest, was ein Album angeht. Nach Prodigal Song folgt nun "Revolutionary Boogie". Abermals mischt Powers unter seine dreizehn Song-Karten Eigenkompositionen als auch Coverversionen. Der mehrfach bei den Blues Music Awards Nominierte hat sich mit vielen Musikern zusammengetan, die auf einem vergleichbaren Niveau spielen. Bei "Revolutionary Boogie" legte Powers an vielen Stellen Wert auf einen zusätzlichen Einsatz von Percussion-Instrumenten. Einerseits ist es Topsy M. Durham, andererseits gibt Charlie Torres (auch am Bass aktiv) einigen Tracks die zusätzliche Würze. Wie pfeffrig das sein kann, zeigt die Lesung von Elmore James' "Shake Your Money Maker". Hier sorgt allerdings Miguel Sobel als ein weiterer Handtrommler für Verzücken. nsgesamt hat Michael Powers mit "Revolutionary Boogie" einen würdigen Nachfolger für "Prodigal Son" eingespielt. Die neue Scheibe kommt kurz hinter dem Vorgänger ins Ziel. ”

“Powers knows his material, and his brand of meaty, guitar-based blues is powerful and satisfying. However, the tunes remain well within the confines of the genre. Not that this is any terrible thing. Powers possesses a strong, expressive voice, and his singing nicely complements his thunderous guitar slinging. The swaggering, instrumental title track and the frenetic “Bleeker Street Strut” are both all-out rockers that would bring alive any dance floor worth the name. This is a solid, energetic album for guitar aficionados and fans of modern electric blues.”

“Bluesfest has a tradition of delivering a few pleasant surprises, usually on the lesser stages. July 9th gave us Ray Bailey and Michael Powers [on the Subway Stage], both notable for their quality but also worth noting because blues fans have the opportunity to see and hear them again today – Bailey at the Barney Danson Theatre and Powers [Hendrix Tribute] at the Hard Rock stage.”

“Collectors item: New York Really Has The "Blues Stars" Vol. 4 Johnny Allen - I'm Bad Murch (Michael Murch Powers) - I'm Going To Send You Back To Your Mother Harry Holt - Crosscut Saw Louvet Jackson - Please, Please, Please Bill Dicey - Walking Blues Nat Riddles - Cross My Heart Chuck Hancock - Cissy Strut Victoria Spivey & The Muddy Waters Blues Band - Gave It All To Me (alt tk) # # rec. November 25, 1966 in New York; Victoria Spivey, voc; Otis Spann, p, org, voc; George Smith, hca, # whistling, voc; Luther "Georgia Boy - Snake" Johnson, b, voc; "Main Stream" (Muddy Waters), Samuel Lawhorn, g; Francis Clay, dr”

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