About Ben Powell
Currently Ben Powell makes his way through this world like a one man band of years past, but with a fresh, new, vibrant sound. Ben has created a truley unique sound playing his resonator guitars, stomping on a homemade winebox footboard, playing rack-harmonica, and singing his old style blues and his original tunes about any issues of the day. Ben's show's are high energy, uplifting and should not be missed!
Ben has recently played such festivals as Telluride Brews & Blues (where he won 1st place in their blues contest), Gator By The Bay, San Diego Blues Fest, SXSW and opened sold out shows for Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang.
Ben Powell has made north county San Diego his home since 1991. Ben began performing as a solo act in 1998 after picking up some experience working in a couple bands. Powell occasionally works in a duo, trio or small band situation but for the last 7 years Ben has been making a name for himself as a riveting live performer as well as a slide guitar virtuoso. Well versed in the pre war country blues genre, Powell now spends his time composing original material.
Ben's 6th CD "Rise Up Singing" Was nominated for 'Best Blues Album' at the 2014 SDMA's And is now available to ship or download in the 'store' on the website www.benpowellmusic.com
Ben's 5th CD "New World Blues" is NOW available for shipping! Featuring all original songs as a follow up to his two volume set of country blues classics "Not Home Yet" vol.1 & 2.
Gaining experience and popularity Ben Powell continues to venture further away from his southland home to play his music for people throughout the U.S. and Europe.