Steve Power
"You write good songs.  I mean really good songs " -Billy Joe Shaver

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Life and Times of Steve Power
 

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DON'T FOLKS JUST SAY THE NICEST THINGS?

“..reminiscent of the glory days of  the  Byrds, the Burritos, and the early Eagles - yet grounded in sounds that purists and Buddy Holly fans could easily identify  with...."

- Alan Rockman, L.A. music columnist. 

 

"I'm making it my mission in life to get these songs heard." - John David, Berry Hill Studios, Berry Hill, UK

 

" ‘Most Danceable’:  Of hundreds of versions, Power’s rendition is one of my short-list favorites; as Melissa Swingle of the Moaners put it, it’s utterly inappropriate for the subject matter and, at the same time, absolutely perfect.  The recorded version, with Ian Lawrence on the pedal steel guitar and banjo, is unlike any other. With this song, that’s saying a lot. I’ve danced with my wife to it. It somehow manages to tell a sad story and leave you happy. "

- "Chasing the Rising Sun" , a history of "House of the Rising Sun"  - Ted Anthony (Associated Press national writer and editor) 

 

"... Power's colourful life oozes from all the songs, where his Tom Russell type delivery meets Willie Nelson with a touch Waylon.
It's all good stuff.... he manages to combine straight ahead rock with some excellent ballads."

- Americana UK 

 

“Power’s songs are strong and authentic...” - British Blues Connection

 

"You bastard!  It was you!"

-Tom Jones

 

STEVE POWER

The Earl Sessions

Steve Power is an Austin based, award winning, Americana singer-songwriter whose career has spanned over five decades performing everywhere from brothels to stadiums on two continents and two islands, releasing two EPs, four albums and a fifth, "The Earl Sessions" soon to be released.

 

“You write good songs. I mean really good songs.”

– Billy Joe Shaver

 

As The Stillwater Times observed, Power can "..turn his hand vocally to any type of music from rock to blues to gospel to ballads and manages the transition between these different genres with the greatest of ease."  “The Earl Sessions" offers further evidence, with originals running the gamut from rock ‘n’ roll and old school country to Memphis soul and folk, as well as Power displaying his knack for picking great covers, here from John Prine, Rodney Crowell, George Jones and others.

 

"….songs of absolute power carry classic country into his signature Americana sound…”

–Jack Anderson – KUTX-FM, Austin

Steve’s reputation includes assembling world class bands. Produced by Ron D’Argenio (Miranda Lambert), with “The Earl Sessions” Power further justifies that reputation with credits including the legendary Casper Rawls – B-Bender Telecaster, Chris Crepps - upright bass (Dale Watson), fiddle maestro Warren Hood (Bruce Robison), drummer Pete “The Beat” Langhans {Mother Truckers),  guitarist  Phil Hurley (The Moonlighters), Hammond B3 by Ron D’Argenio,  and the great by any definition, Austin icon, Mississippi gentleman, star of stage, screen and television, Mr. Earl Poole Ball on piano (Johnny Cash, The Byrds, Graham Parsons….) The credits continue with some of the most respected players and singers Austin has to offer, all topped off by the St. James Baptist Church Choir directed by Ms. Claudia Williams on the secular gospel flavored track, Power’s “Bathing in White Light”.

 

“I never heard of him.”

- Cris Lacy, VP A&R Warner Music, Nashville

 

Steve Power, telling more stories than Sherezade without ever once letting the truth get in the way and a sure sense of how to make music that captures the ear of anyone that loves a well-crafted song, performed by world class musicians and sung by a guy who knows what he’s doing.

 

"Who is that guy?"

- Little Richard                      

 

Photo By: Yiftach Belsky

VIDEOS

Nothin' On the Radio
In the River
Texas Bound 
Marble Falls Fest, Marble Falls, Texas


 
 

CONTACT

 

BOOKING: 

info@stevepowertx.com

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