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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Went in to Bad Racket Recording Studio yesterday (11/8/13)to start my all CD Cigar Box Guitar recording. I got a good start setting guitar tones and stomp percussion stuff. I laid down 4 of the 10-12 original tracks that I'm going to record. They are mainly scratch tracks to follow. I think I'll be able to record all 12 in one fell swoop on Sunday (11/10/13)but then I'll have to do vocals and mix at another date. The song list has 5 new original tracks and 7 reworkings of songs off my other CD's...these are very different versions.

Dirt Road Blues
Ball And Chain
Bad Luck Boogie
Cold Wind In Cleveland
I'm Gonna Leave
Went Down To Mississippi
Wild Child
Woke Up Lucky
Head Over Heels In Love With You
If It Ain't This It's That
Juke Joint Jam
Careful What You Wish For
Well I Wish

New CD In The Works "Juke Joint Jam" 

I'm going into Bad Racket Recording studio next week November 8th and should come out with a complete CD that weekend. I'm going to record solo and press a CD right away then I'm going back at a later date and record the same songs (maybe a few different ones) with my band Dead Guy Blues. Here's one of the songs that will be on the CD that I demoed at home. I'm Playin' my 3-string Cigar Box Guitar while singing and stomping a Tambourine and Kick.

Juke Joint Jam ©2011 music/lyrics Jeff Powers

Drivin' down cross the county line
Gonna drink Whisky n Rye
Drivin' down where it ain't dry
Ain't no preacher gonna run my life
Ain't no preacher gonna get me high

Way out on a dirt road
In a shack called the Lone Star
In the night a black cat moan
Ain't no woman gonna steal my soul
Ain't no woman gonna get my dough

Juke Joint Jam
Hully Gully and a slow drag
Juke Joint Jam
Gonna Barrel House with m' mojo hand
Gonna roll with the Voodoo Band

Tuck my knife strap my gun
Never know what might go down
Way past the settin' sun
Ain't no lawman Gonna make me run
Ain't no lawman Gonna beat me down

Juke Joint Jam
Hully Gully and a slow drag
Juke Joint Jam
Gonna Barrel House with m' mojo hand
Gonna roll with the Voodoo Band
Juke Joint Jam 4x's
Juke Joint 3x's