Kerri Powers | Faith in the Shadows

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Faith in the Shadows

by Kerri Powers

A collection of 10 "alt country, bluesy Americana, rocking garage band, sung with a real deal voice" songs.
Genre: Country: Americana
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1. Do You Hear Footsteps?
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2. Trying to Make My Way to You
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3. Nobody Minds My Drinking
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4. Magdelene
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5. Shadow of Someone
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6. Low Down Low
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7. Fireworks and Cheap Repairs
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8. Diamond Day
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9. Sweet Crusade
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10. Tallulah Send a Car for Me
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
It's tough to pigeonhole Kerri Powers.

She grew up listening to country music and singing in traditional country music bands with her Uncles who had their own radio show. But she took her own road from there.

Her voice has been compared to Patsy Cline and a host of other "Back in the Day" big voiced country singers, but her song lyrics are razor sharp and more often compared to Lucinda Williams. and John Hiatt.

Although frequently appearing with a small group, you're most likely to catch Kerri playing solo singing to her own funky bluesy acoustic guitar style. (one studio vet was overheard saying "She plays guitar better than most of my friends do" )

On "Faith in the Shadows" (Gritty Ditty) Kerri teams up with producer/cowriter Crit Harmon(Mary Gauthier, Lori McKenna, Martin Sexton) to present a somewhat dark but hopeful collection of 10 "alt country, bluesy americana, rocking garage band, sung with a real deal voice" songs.


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David Jackson

Thanks to social networking software!
I really rate Amy Correia. On her My Space page, her 'friends' include Rebecca Correia (her cousin, who has released a really good album) and Dayna Kurtz (one of the world's most under-rated artists) and Kerri Powers. So I tried her music. Fantastic. It's hard to believe that this album has been sitting around for 4 years waiting to be released. Great songwriting, quality music and a wonderful voice. All in all, this is a five star album by ant standards.

Larry Rapoport

Soulful, Solid, Sensuous CD
Outstanding CD with solid songwriting and execution, but the real attraction is Kerri's unique alleycat vibrato and chewy, lived-in vocals. She's terrific on blues and honky-tonk country, and surprisingly versatile on ballads and songs with a rock-gospel feel, like the no. 1 track, Do You Hear Footsteps. My favorites, though, are the more relaxed songs, particularly Nobody Minds My Drinking and the acoustic blues Tallulah, which is just perfectly simple and inspired. A great voice and a great find for me and CD Baby. Congrats to Kerri and the band!

Julie Parrett

Long overdue truly original sound
I fell in love with the Faith in the Shadows album from the first note. It's refreshing to hear a well written album featuring an artist with such a unique and haunting sound. The album is dark but somehow Kerri's tone makes me feel peaceful when I listen to it. Her voice exudes sensuality in one of my personal favorite songs, Sweet Crusade. I am truly impressed with the entire album and await the sequel with bated breath.

guidan29

une voix, des chansons
Incroyable d'avoir une voix pareille. et derrière les chansons qui tiennent le route sans sourciller. Purée, une vraie claque. Tiens, je m'en fous une 2éme (de claque), histoire d'être sur de ne pas rêver.

DocJerry

Stories bigger than life
”Everything you can think of is true.” Tom Waits said that in his song. It is good to keep that in mind when you listen to Kerri Power's new album “Faith In The Shadows”.
Powers shows delicate insight and wisdom in depicting both personal and interpersonal core issues like destructive jealousy, empathy and hurting, unquestioning faith, love and the yearning for it, and all of that is so true. The ten short stories that deal with those issues are perfectly aligned with the great American story telling tradition, yes, they could indeed come from a classic like “The Nick Adams Stories” - minimalistic in expression, sometimes revealing a great sense of humor– and she does not go splattering about with futile words, avoids emphasis in a very natural way and thus allows spacious room for anyone to interpret the stories and the rich imagery they contain in one’s own way and with one’s own personal history as the backdrop.
It isn’t just the stories that are intriguing, no, it is the whole package. Start with the picture on the CD´s cover, take your time to study it and then you’re set to allow yourself immerse in a stream of music and harmonic sounds Kerri’s voice and the band create. Her most beautiful vocals create at times a mere mist over that lazy wide river, and when you’re carried downstream the tonal color of her voice changes to match whatever may lay ahead. It is a stream you want to ride again and again, and each time the river has new surprises in store.
Mr Harmon has done an elegant job producing the album, allowing Kerri to do her singing up front, creating a perfect musical atmosphere for her to tell these great stories.
This is one of those albums you just can’t afford not to have.

Gyra

Great!
Do you like Neko Case, Kelly Willis, Lucinda Williams? You'll love Kerri Powers. I do! Dump that Keith Urban pop country cd and get some real music!

Ulf Sterner

Love it
I find myself, telling my friends, you need too get this record. It so good. I compare her with Lucinda Williams but this is even better. (How is that possible)
Premack

Peters at CD Baby


Holy smokes this is damn good Americana. Earthy, sensual vocals and a band that's rock solid but never showy make this album a standout. Wiry electric guitar and a bed of organ chords hold down the 1-2 punch of the opening rocker "Do you hear footsteps?" and the slightly more countrified "Trying to Make My Way to You", which makes use of Biblical imagery and adds level of spiritual yearning to Powers' lyrics. More New Testament references abound in "Magdelene" which speaks of angels, devils, and the Virgin Mary. The moody ballad "Shadow of Someone" is rather heartbreaking, especially when the weeping slide guitar takes it's brief solo near the end. Not to take away from the interesting storytelling and imagery in the lyrics, the other star of the album is Powers' stunning vocals. The obvious comparison is to Lucinda Williams, with her ability to go from a whisper to belting it out, or somewhere in between, and always getting it right. Its a voice like molasses, sometimes dripping out slowly, sometimes sweet, and very sensual. It's a captivating album, and highly recommended.

jw van den berg


j.w.van den berg

This is a fan tastic cd !
My faforit songs are track 1 and track 2
PERFECT!

Eric Wenink


it is hard to believe that this is just the second CD from Kerri Powers in 8 years. Although I loved her first CD , You,Me and a Redhead, she certainly has matured and has made a very good CD on which she shows her versatility : Blues, Country , Rock and Jazz are all there.Nobody Minds my drinking is my favorite and can be compared with Daddy Dont fall Down from 2000, but the rest is quite different.Dark,Moody and Intriging and this girl can certainly handle the Blues which she proves in Tallulah send a car for me and Diamond Day. Welcome Back,Kerri !