Cigar Box Guitarist and songwriter Jeff Powers after living for some time in New Orleans and learning his first blues headed back to Cleveland and began studying, performing and earning a degree in Classical guitar from the world renown Cleveland Institute of Music. Then in a twist of fate Jeff ended up living as an illegal alien in Mexico City for seven years. He went there to perform and teach classical guitar but ended up playing in blues bands at different parties, back road bars, jails and colleges.
After his stay in Mexico, Jeff returned to the US and also to his songwriting…something he had been doing on and off for years. Writing songs had always been his most personal form of expression together with his classical chops blues and his one man band approach with the cigar box guitar he created a unique musical expression that sounds like Neil Young joined the Black Keys to write songs and jam.