Michael Brandon Powell / Press

"What can be said about Michael Brandon Powell that hasn’t already been said about prostate cancer? Yes, Michael Brandon Powell, or MBP as he’s been known to really nobody ever, is just like that sort of uncomfortable conversation a doctor has about a stranger’s anal cavity. His music is like a deep, vast, winding tunnel that sometimes, depending on the day, may contain corn-iness. He gently strums his guitar with the all of the skill of a graceful feline in SCUBA equipment. The crowds he plays for, often times, have even been seen turning their hearing aids up, and leaning in, as if the horrible dementia they so tragically suffer from has somehow made his notes sweet and appealing."

The Morning Constitutional