The Powell Brothers is a Country/Rock recording artist from Houston, Texas.
The power trio is fronted by brothers Taylor Powell and Blake Powell. On February 14, 2019, The Powell Brothers released their first full length album entitled “Leave On The Light.” Recorded in Nashville at Ravens Landing studio, “Leave On The Light” was produced by Scott Quintana and engineered and mixed by Gena Johnson (“A Star Is Born” soundtrack, Zac Brown Band, Brandi Carlile) and features ten original tracks. The album combines elements of folk-rock, rootsy soul and country, and features a bevy of notable Nashville players including legendary pedal steel guitarist Paul Franklin; Josh Matheny on dobro/lapsteel; Kyle Ryan on banjo; Matt Utterback on bass; Adam Keafer on bass; Will Cafaro on bass and Scott Quintana on drums and percussion.
The Powell Brothers recorded the “Leave On The Light” album during the aftermath and devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Perseverance, resilience and life on the road provide the backdrop for this new collection of songs that staggers artfully between timeless arrangements and sharp songcraft showcasing a defiant, evolving band on the rise. Taylor Powell had this to say about the new record:
“Hurricane Harvey definitely changed a lot of things for us,” explains Taylor Powell. “The plans we had been making for the previous few months were completely wiped out. As we were tearing down our childhood home, there were definitely many moments of despair. But as they say, when you are going through hell, keep on going. Looking back, it actually wiped the slate clean, and gave us an opportunity to do something much greater than we had planned before. We decided to use this as a sign that it was time to make the record we had always wanted to make.”
The first radio single off the new album was “Coming Home,” a love letter to the brothers hometown of Houston, Texas. The single spent 7 weeks in the Top 20 on both the TRRR and CDX Traction Texas radio charts. The group followed up “Coming Home” with the releases of “Somewhere Down The Road,” “The Way You Are” and the current radio single “Whatever Is Left” released to radio on September 6, 2019.
The Powell Brothers tour nationally, performing an average of 160 tour dates across 22 states every year. The group has been featured at major music festivals including 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. The group has taken its exciting live show on the road to open Country music’s hottest acts, including Jon Pardi, Lee Brice, Billy Currington, Josh Turner, Big & Rich, Gary Allan, Cody Johnson, Granger Smith, Mark Chesnutt, Montgomery Gentry, Suzy Bogguss, The Bellamy Brothers, Pat Green, Randy Rogers Band, Jack Ingram and many more.
Taylor Powell (lead guitar), Blake Powell (bass) and Mike Bishop Smith (drums) share many interests outside of music, including sports. The band members 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) and
2018 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
The group has also performed “The Star Spangled Banner” for the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers.
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."
For more information on The Powell Brothers, including a full list of tour dates, links to recorded music on iTunes and Spotify, live music videos and more, please visit the group’s official website at www.PowellBrothersmusic.com