Michael was born in New York City, but grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. His career began as therapy, when at the age of 15 he took up strumming the guitar to strengthen his wrist after a skateboard accident. Following his graduation from Berkeley High School when he was 15½, he moved to Seattle and frequented local jam sessions. Michael attended Cornish College of the Arts where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA Degree. Michael has shared performed with or shared billings with Herbie Hancock, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Nancy Wilson, Les McCann, Tommy Davidson, Dr. Cornel West, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight.
Michael Powers' music seamlessly and simultaneously honors the past, celebrates the present, and fearlessly reaches into the