The Powell Brothers is a Country/Rock original music recording artist from Houston, Texas.
The power trio is fronted by brothers Taylor Powell (lead vocals, guitar, bass) and Blake Powell (vocals, bass, guitar), both born and raised in Houston, Texas. Longtime friend Mike Bishop Smith (drums) completes the trio. With a unique blend of genres, thoughtful lyrics and superb musicianship, the band has garnered and vast and diverse following. Releases include 8 singles, 3 EPs and 1 full length album.
In mid-2019, The Powell Brothers changed shape. A band of four and five pieces became a three piece power trio. As a power trio, the group’s sound evolved from roots influenced Country/Americana to alternative influenced Country/Rock. On June 1, 2020, The Powell Brothers released their new single entitled “How It’s Done.” “How It’s Done” is emblematic of the band’s new hard hitting Country/Rock sound. The track has major attitude. Hot out of the gate, the listener is hit with powerful electric guitar riffs backed by a driving drum beat and gritty bass tones.
The story of “How It’s Done” is based on a conversation between a young aspiring artist and an old man at a bar. The old man reflects on his life as a hardworking, blue collar laborer while the young artist shares his dream about “making it” in the music business. The old man tells the young artist that life is tough and the road is bumpy and long, but if he is willing to work hard enough, he can accomplish anything in life. The chorus of “How It’s Done” sings:
“Stoke the fire and keep on diggin’
make the most of what you’re given
it may seem cold and it may seem tough
even steel will bend when you heat it up
You’re on the road to better days
if you can outlast the sun and outlast the rain
and a lot of hard lessons made
Let me tell you son, soon you’re gonna show us how it’s done.”
This track will be on The Powell Brothers’ next EP set to release in the Fall of 2020. The new EP can be described as a pulse pounding, addictive musical elixir blending elements of County and Rock in a unique way that is unmistakably The Powell Brothers.
The group tours nationally, performing an average of 160 tour dates across 22 states every year. The brothers have been featured at major festivals and events like the Oregon Jamboree (Sweet Home, Oregon), Sweet Pea Festival (Bozeman, MT), Oyster Ridge Music Festival (Kemmerer, WY), Memorial Day Music Festival (Dallas, TX), Ziegenbock Music Festival (Corpus Christi, TX) and Merchants & Music Festival (Fort Thomas, KY) to name a few.
The Powell Brothers’ music really comes to life in their high energy live show. Top country acts including Jon Pardi, Josh Tuner, Billy Currington, Lee Brice, Cody Johnson, Gary Allan, Granger Smith, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Randy Rogers Band, Mark Chesnutt, Suzy Bogguss, The Bellamy Brothers, Pat Green and Jack Ingram have selected The Powell Brothers to bring that energy to their shows as direct support.
Taylor and Blake Powell have many interests outside of music, including sports. The brothers found a way to combine their passions for music and sports by performing at some of the largest collegiate and professional sporting events in the country, including the following:
· 2019 World Series (Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros)
· 2019 NFC Wildcard Playoff Game (Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys
· 2018 National Finals Rodeo
· 2018 American League Championship Series (Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros)
· 2018 NHL Draft
· 2017-2019 Mitsubishi Las Vegas Bowl
· 2017 & 2018 Valero Alamo Bowl
· 2017-2019 AT&T “Red River Showdown” (Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners)
· 2018 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Additionally, the brothers have sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers and FC Dallas games.
When asked about The Powell Brothers’ explosive growth and what the future holds, Taylor Powell explains:
“It all boils down to this; good songs and good people. We are committed to the craft of songwriting. Our goal is to make every song and every album better than the last, and to surround ourselves with the best people.”
Blake Powell echoes his brother’s thoughts and adds
“Our goal is to deliver recorded music and live performances worthy of the love and support we are so blessed to receive."