Love Is Why

Kerri Powers

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Format: CD

Cat No: MHCD116

Release Date:  17 November 2023

Label:  Must Have Music

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8713762002664

Genres:  Blues  Singer Songwriter  

  • Description

    Singer-songwriter Kerri Powers channels blues and soul with an eye-to-eye, earthy sensibility that makes for honest listening and reflection - She's your sage girlfriend speaking from the heart and does so with a new collection of songs written from a place of grief and longing - something that speaks to us all. Powers' first self penned full-length album since 2018 to be released on October 20th, the New England-based artist explores the universal emotion that is love and its huge influence on the decisions we all make in life. In particular, she examines love in the context of holding on or letting go through human loss and grieving. The album's original songs were written during the pandemic and after Powers lost her father, whom she calls "my best friend."

    "I wrote the songs from a place of loss and grieving and went from there," she says. "Writing the songs was hard but a necessary part of healing. At the end of the day, all the songs were written from a place of love for humanity and the need to spread the message that love is essential."

    Love is Why was recorded in February 2021 at Dagotown Recorders in Boston. Produced by drummer Marco Giovino (Robert Plant, Tom Jones, Norah Jones) and engineered by Sam Margolis. The album includes musical luminaries Bo Ramsey, slide guitar; Luther Dickinson, slide guitar; Kelvin Holly, electric guitar; Doug Lancio, electric guitar; John Putnam, electric guitar; Regina and Anne McCrary, background vocals; Brother Paul Brown, Hammond/keyboard, Marty Ballou, bass; Charles Giordano, accordion; Asa Brosius, pedal steel; and singer-songwriter Paul Thorn on duet vocals during a transcendent cover of Gregg Allman's "Please Call Home."

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Rosie Blue
      • 2. Love is Why
      • 3. Morning Glory, Midnight Blue
      • 4. When It Rains
      • 5. Wine & Spirits
      • 6. Rummage Through My Love
      • 7. Please Call Home
      • 8. Presence Of The Faithful
      • 9. Rusted Bell
      • 10. Someone Else's Prayer
      • 11. Are We Free