Kerri Powers at Stone Soup Coffeehouse
"Powers is something of an anomaly. She's like the music scene's version of the protagonist in the film "The Natural," having spent the "prime of her career" out of the spotlight--in her case, tending to her family--only to return from absolutely nowhere to wow and amaze." Chip McCabe, Lonesome Noise.
Kerri Powers was destined to be a musician from the start. While most kids her age spent their childhoods following frivolous pursuits, she spent hers reading, painting, writing stories, learning guitar and composing her first songs at the tender age of nine. Her creative pursuits gave her an appreciation of the larger world around her. Those instincts seemed to have been bred naturally, given that there was undeniable talent in her genes. Big Crosby was a distant relative on her father's side, while her mother's relatives were said to be descended from author Herman Melville. Notably too, Powers' paternal grandmother made her living playing piano and providing musical accompaniment for silent films, making her a show business standby, back in the day.
After taking some time off, Kerri returned to performing, counting among her credits the Boston Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. She recently played the main stage at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (among other stages at that event). Kerri also has a recently released self-titled album, her first effort in five years. "The recording was a last minute decision," she recalls. "The idea was to cut a couple of tracks simply to see how it would go."
Fully reenergized and excited about booting her career, Powers is looking forward to a return to touring both in the US and overseas. Clearly, the creative spark that was ignited so early on is fully fueled once again.
Kerri is no stranger to the Stone Soup stage, as she performed early in her career while we were at Slater Mill Historic Site and other locations in the early 2000s. We are so happy to welcome her back to Stone Soup once again.
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The Music Mansion 88 Meeting Street
Providence, RI 02906
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