Kerri Powers review…April 28, 2018….

KERRI POWERS

STARSEEDS

PEEPING TOM–SOMEWHERE ON THE VINE–BICYCLE MAN–POLLY–MINE THE RIVER–FREE BIRD FLYING–MOON ‘N’ STARS–ROCKING BOAT–GRACE AND HARMONY–CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME

Storytelling seems to be a natural part of Kerri Powers, literally infused into her DNA, as she is distantly related to not only Bing Crosby but Herman Melville as well.  As such, her latest release, “Starseeds,” is chock full of characters who have a universal appeal to Everyman.  She has a sultry, soulful, sassy vocal delivery and is also on acoustic guitar throughout.

Check out “Mine The River,” which finds our heroine in a quest for true love with an admitted “head full of dreams” before she finally hits the “motherlode I’ve been waiting for.”  This one features Kerri on electric guitar also.  “Rocking Boat” is set over sort of a waltz-ish pattern, with two lovers being “tossed thru the brine,” as they struggle to meet life’s myriad of challenges.  She closes the set with a fine read of Blind Faith’s iconic “Can’t Find My Way Home,”  featuring excellent keys from Eric Michael Lichter.

Kerri’s got some Memphis Minnie somewhere in her DNA, too, and it really shows on our two favorites.  Leading off, Eric is on slide guitar as Kerri becomes Lady Godiva on “that painted mare,” and is the object of desire of a lustful voyeur, “Peeping Tom–what you gonna do now that the curtain’s drawn?’  And, she plays the lusty, busty “ramblin’ girl” to the hilt— on the prowl, ready and willin’ to “go for a ride” with that “Bicycle Man.”

The place from whence Kerri Powers draws her courage, wisdom, passion, and conviction to create a set as endearing as “Starseeds” is a place not down on any map.  True places never are.  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.

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