– Boston Globe
"He is like a polite rebel. A truly unique and inspiring American voice"
Mike Powell was raised in the Town of Champion along the mighty Black River in Northern New York. A true renaissance man with a deep passion for philosophy, art and personal expression. It’s his fearlessness as a person and artist that makes him so unique.
“I just find everything so interesting. Life is incredibly fascinating and I am incredibly curious. Everything that I do is for perspective. I enter into different mediums and modes constantly because it alters the lens. For example, before I started making furniture a chair was just a chair. And now that I have experienced all of the work that goes into making a chair I view each of them much closer now and with admiration and respect for the craftsmanship. It gives me a peek under the hood. I like living from the inside out not the outside looking in.”
He is a lyrical warrior raised on the songwriting styles of John Prine, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. A prolific writer and vivid storyteller with songs that speak directly to the dreamers and deep thinkers. A plainspoken poet with a voice full of blue-eyed soul his live performances are spontaneous, raw and real.