Singer Songwriter Cigar Box Guitar

By playing a gut-bucket slide on his 3-string Cigar Box Guitar or by picking on his a beat up Taylor Acoustic Guitar while singing and stomping on a tambourine and an old trunk, Singer Songwriter Jeff Powers creates his own fiery “gumbo” indie styled brand of Roots, Blues and Americana. Sounds like Neil Young joined the Black Keys to play some blues.

 

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Song A Week 

Each week I will post a new song (songs that I've already written but unplugged and new songs. Click on videos for stories and Lyrics.

Song And A Beer Jeff Powers vs Breweries  

CRAFT BEER and an ORIGINAL SONG...I'll be tasting and reviewing beers from breweries in and around the Cleveland area including all of Ohio using the world famous Jeff Powers BUZZ FACTOR rating - Hit, Body, Flavor, After Taste and Drink-ability coupled with the amount of Alcohol. I'll give a little info on the Brewery and give my opinion on each beer. I'll review a different BEER and perform an original song or instrumental during each episode. I've been drinking BEER since High School and playing guitar and writing songs since 9 yrs old...I must be an expert by now either that or a total bum.

Song A Week #26 "Hitchhike In The Rain" Jeff Powers 

"Hitchhike In The Rain" is just a big metaphor for change and letting oneself go or be free. When I was younger I would hitchhike places and though it was always dangerous and I was just naive enough to not know and survive its way too dangerous today and anyway you'd probably end up in jail in a few minutes. A full band version of this is on my Jeff Powers CD  https://jeffpowers.bandcamp.com/album/jeff-powers



HITCH HIKE IN THE RAIN©2005 music/lyrics Jeff Powers

Thumb out in the rain
Thought I'd take my heart out on the road again
Beat bible in my hand
Going to cross this holy land

Hitch hike in the rain
It's time to break these chains
Hitch Hike in the rain
You know the seasons change

Lucky (Strikes) tucked in my sleeve
Scuffed up boots and washed out Jeans
Guitar slung across my back
I'm walkin’ with Walt and Jack

Hitch hike in the rain
It's time to break these chains
Hitch Hike in the rain
You know the seasons change

[BRIDGE]
Dancin’ Across the plain
I'm Gene Kelly in the rain
A song of myself I sing
Between my hat and boots I'll be

Maybe I’ll hop a train
Maybe I’ll fly a plane
If I have to walk it’s just the same
I’m goin’ out in the pouring rain

Hitch hike in the rain
It's time to break these chains
Hitch Hike in the rain
You know the seasons chang

[BRIDGE2]

Hitch hike in the rain
Gonna wash the sins/blues away
I'm leaving Babylon today
To New Jerusalem by highway

[SOLO]

Hitch hike in the rain
It's time to break these chains
Hitch Hike in the rain
You know the seasons change

[Outro]

Hitch hike in the rain (fade)