MICHAEL 'Murch' POWERS, born in Bayonne, New Jersey, spent his 1960's high school summers touring as part of James Cotton's Band. He was was mentored by a family of southern, porch-bluesmen & taught a guitar barre chord technique by the legendary Jimmy Reed. Michael Powers toured and recorded on AdLibs hit 'THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY'. He was part of New York's most famous cult clubs: Great Gildersleeves, Manny's Car Wash, Maxx' Kansas City, The Ritz, CBGB and now Terra Blues. In 1983 he recorded 1 song for Spivey Records as 'Murch'. Multi-genre'd POWERS is influenced by the Muddy Waters era, the British Blues invasion, Woodstock, The WHO, specifically Jimi Hendrix. An arranger, Composer, Vocalist, Bandleader of 'FREQUENCY BAND' who perform Annual Hendrix Tributes last Thursday of November (www.MichaelPowers.com). Solo, duo, trio & quartet, 5x BLUES MUSIC AWARD Nominee and also a NEW YORK BLUES HALL OF FAME MASTER MUSICIAN inductee. Recipient of the EDDIE DURHAM LIVING LEGEND & MASTER GUITARIST AWARD. POWERS is ALWAYS a Festival Favorite! 'Singer-guitarist Michael Powers behaves like he has a Delta hellhound on his trail. We're not so sure that's the case, but the gritty soul on his record PRODIGAL SON befits a cat who apprenticed with James Cotton.' TIME OUT NEW YORK. 'MICHAEL POWERS is the future of the Blues' BILLBOARD MAGAZINE. His CD's are ONYX ROOT, PRODIGAL SON, BLUESIANA BREEZE, REVOLUTIONARY BOOGIE & 'LIVE at CLUB HELSINKI HUDSON - series'.