Jeff Powers | If It Ain't This It's That

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If It Ain't This It's That

by Jeff Powers

Playing a gut-bucket slide on his 3-string Cigar Box Guitar while singing and stomping on a tambourine and a kick drum (old trunk) Jeff Powers creates his own “gumbo” style of blues, roots and Americana.
Genre: Blues: Dirty Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dirt Road Blues / Beer And Whiskey Coffee And Cigarettes
3:33 $0.99
2. I Miss My Ball And Chain
3:01 $0.99
3. Bad Bad Luck (Bad Luck Boogie)
3:48 $0.99
4. Cold Wind In Cleveland
3:09 $0.99
5. Careful What You Wish For
3:31 $0.99
6. Well I Wish
2:51 $0.99
7. Went Down To Mississippi
3:13 $0.99
8. Wild Child (The Ballad Of Brian Power)
3:24 $0.99
9. Juke Joint Jam
4:15 $0.99
10. If It Ain't This It's That
2:30 $0.99
11. Woke Up Lucky
3:03 $0.99
12. Head Over Heels In Love With You (The First Time I Met the Blues)
2:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
Jeff Powers, classical guitarist turned singer songwriter, plays a gut-bucket slide on his 3-string Cigar Box Guitar while singing and stomping a tambourine and kick (old trunk) creating his own “gumbo” styled brand of Roots, Blues and Americana. Jeff sounds like Neil Young joined the Black Keys to play a some blues.

Before deciding he wanted to formally study music, Jeff went out on the road just looking for something. He hitchhiked down to New Orleans where he worked for weeks at a time on a boat (offshore) and on his free time listened to and learned to play the blues.

After about a year or so he decided to make a serious career with music and moved back to his hometown of Cleveland and enrolled and eventually graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a degree in Classical Guitar. Soon after he moved to Mexico City to pursue a classical career performing in concert halls.

But Jeff quickly lost his drive to play the rigorous classical guitar recitals. He found there was little room for the creativity welling up inside. So he tossed the tux and put on a bad ass hat and started playing blues clubs and bringing his songs to life.

Jeff eventually moved back to the US armed with hundreds of songs and blues guitar riffs and has since recorded 4CDs of original music.

Jeff's latest CD has received rave reviews like:

“Jeff Powers is one of Rockwired's "25 Guitarists You Gotta Know"...his self-titled release is an engaging listen that will leave the listener amazed at the guitarist's musicality and virtuosity as well as his tremendous sense of songcraft. ”

“There’s nothing like finding out about a little known but awesome talent and get to be the one telling the world about them. It doesn’t happen very often but, when it does, it’s a real personal treat. This is one of those cases. To put it short and sweet, Jeff Powers is awesome and his new, self-titled CD is an excellent showcase of his incredible talent.”
— Randy Patterson, Boomerocity

Jeff’ Powers’ music is not only unique but is also timely, frequently writing about current events. His song “Tall Buildings (9/11)” was described by William Phoenix of the L.A. Examiner (August 21, 2012) “…this is perhaps one of the most original songs referencing the historic event. It takes a unique point of view that might initially require listeners to actually shut up and think."



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