450 Deerfield Rd
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
From extravagance to simple elegance we went, as Kerri Powers took the stage with nothing but a chair, an acoustic guitar and a tapping tambourine strapped to the toe of her boot. Kerri Powers has been a staple of the New England music scene for the last decade or so, and yet it’s been something of a struggle to attain the wider acceptance that’s so clearly her due. Powers’ supple vocals give these songs a cool caress, creating a quiet aura of authority and conviction only the most accomplished artists have the ability to attain. Powers’ own compositions are excellent as always, but the gentle touch she instills in such songs such as Janis Ian’s “Jesse” and the oft-covered “To Love Somebody” by the Bee Gees finds these songs sounding like they’re being heard for the very first time. Powers is a soulful singer, an extraordinary interpreter and an artist with a decided folk finesse.