Daily Discovery: Kerri Powers, “Old Shirt”


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ARTIST: Kerri Powers

SONG: Old Shirt

BIRTHDATE: Old enough to know better

HOMETOWN: East Taunton, Massachusetts.

CURRENT LOCATION: Central Connecticut

AMBITIONS: Write better and better songs, Junk my 20o, 000 mile car this year, and keep going, full steam ahead

TURN-OFFS: Too Big for Britches Syndrome, Talk without the walk, and Humidity

TURN-ONS: Simplicity, Confidence, Dark chocolate and Ginger ice cream

DREAM GIG:  Sharing the stage with Neil Young

FAVORITE LYRIC: I have many, but Guy Clark’s, ‘And run his fingers through seventy years of livin’ from Desperados Waiting for a Train is right up there with the best.

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: I guess I’m the craziest person I know – or at least I’m in no position to call anyone else crazier.

SONG I WISH I WROTE: Simple Twist of Fate being one as there are quite a few songs I wish I wrote.

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Abraham Lincoln, Mississippi John Hurt, Ida Applebroog, both my grandfather’s because I never had the chance to meet them.

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, David Bowie back in the 80’s.

I WROTE THIS SONG: While living out in the boonies of Connecticut on my own for the first time in 21 years. I was going through a very difficult time and the song came easily. (It usually takes me a long time to write a song.)


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