MICHAEL POWERS was born & raised in Bayonne, NJ and spent his Summers down South, where the evening entertainment were porch bluesman. He was taught the barre chording technique on guitar by the legendary Jimmy Reed. Michael Powers toured and recorded THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY with The AdLibs, a song repopularized by Manhattan Transfer.
During his high school summers he toured as part of James Cotton’s Band. He was part of the cult clubs Great Gildersleeves, Manny’s Car Wash, Maxx Kansas City, The Ritz, CBGB’s and now, Terra Blues. He has recorded or preformed with, or opened for Johnny Winter, Pinetop Perkins, Buddy Miles, Expensive Winos, Stanley Jordan, Tom Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Chambers Brothers, Canned Heat, Gunhild Carling, Jackie Flavelle, Hubert Sumlin, HoneyBoy Edwards, John Lee Hooker, Cherelles, The Holmes Brothers, Buckwheat Zydeco and even James Brown!