RADIO INTERVIEWS
89.1 WFDU June 27, 2010
92.1 WVLT October 22, 2010
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A LESSON IN A CAPPELLA
I had the great fortune of assisting Filmmaker/Director Keith Lewis
on this newly released documentary  on the art of a cappella music
with today's greatest practitioners, including Jerry Lawson,
Talk of the Town, Sean Altman & The Groovebarbers, CHOICE,
A Perfect Blend, TruSol, Shades of Soul, Authentik Image, and
Chordial Agreement. In addition to amazing musical performances,
the film includes commentary from Jerry Lawson,
Dr. Charles Horner, Keith Lewis, and James Power.

Click here to view the trailer:
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE LATE MODEL HUMANS CD
FALLEN ANGELS  -  4 STARS!
EXCERPT: "... If you listen you’ll quickly find poetic verse and bare
emotion that boost these fourteen songs to a higher level of cool.... The
opening track “
The Little Things You Do” is an enthusiastic love song,
but it’s followed by the Clash-esque “
Pick Up the Gun.” This tune shows us
a montage of gritty scenes and includes the lyric “
fool me once, shame on
you, fool me twice I’ll kill everyone
.” That tune and the others written
by James Power tend to have a darker edge than those by his band-mates,
including his brother and long-time collaborator Michael..."   

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The tribute that Jerry Lawson
(former lead singer of The Persuasions)
and I recorded in honor of the incomparable
Reverend Claude Jeter of the Swan
Silvertones
entitled The Man in Room 1009  is now
available!


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I recently got together with
the legendary band
THE UPTOWN HORNS
for an amazing recording
session for the song
IT'S REALLY LOVE (LA-LA-LA)
The week after our session,  they
performed with Sam Moore,
Elvis Costello & Sting at
President Obama's Innauguration
During their long and highly
acclaimed career, they have  worked
with many of the top performers of
our time including James Brown,
The Rolling Stones, The Ohio Players,
Pat Benatar, Solomon Burke
and Robert Plant.
In November 2009, Keith Lewis and I spent a
very memorable day with Music Historian &
Urban Harmony Authority
DR. CHARLES
HORNER.

We visited with Dr Horner to gain further insight
and commentary for Keith's documentary
A LESSON IN A CAPPELLA.

For years I listened to Dr Horner's Urban
Harmony radio program on WXPN in
Philadelphia. His knowledge, and vast collection
of memorabilia (including cylinder recordings of
the Fisk Jubilee Singers that were
roughly 100 years old!), left me speechless.

Hopefully, the day will come when others will
view the enormous contribution of early R&B
and Gospel singers as the classic art form that
Dr. Horner, Keith & I know it to be.
More information on this meeting can be
found here -
ClassicUrbanHarmony
&
AVAILABLE NOW ON
www.laidoffthemovie.com
From Poetry to Song
As part of the New York Writer's Coalition's podcast
series in 2012, I
composed & performed songs created
from poems collected by the show's host,
Laura Solomon.

The opportunity to collaborate with these talented writers
has been an extraordinarily rewarding experience!
PODCAST SERIES - CLICK HERE
ALBUM NOTES (FEBRUARY 2014)

An all new collection of songs composed & performed by
James Power, featuring the incomparable Gringo Motel
(lead by
Tom Scheponik) known for their unique mix of
spaghetti western, ambient landscapes, David Lynch, and
saloon slingin' circus jamborees.

These story-telling songs revolve around the usual
unflinchingly grim subjects & shocking dénouements
that have made James so popular with today's youth.
In addition, we've included 3 cover songs carefully chosen
for their particular significance to this project (sure, why
not) from a bygone era:
Tom Lehrer's 'The Irish Ballad'
(1952),
Sam Coslow's 'In The Middle Of A Kiss' (1935),
and
Stephen Foster's 'Beautiful Dreamer' (1862).
If you like songs about mayhem & murder, romance &
revelry, heartaches & heroes - or just songs that make
people ask, "What the hell are you listening to?" - this album
is for you. If you're tired of the soulless, American-Idol-style
of music that has replaced authentic human emotion on the
airwaves - this album is for you.  If you thrill more to
impassioned music & the art of songwriting over a 20
year-old dry-humping a wrecking ball - this album is for you.

The goal of this record is that it be found millions of years
from now, long after mankind has vanished, hopefully in
some Forbidden Zone, where a Dr. Zaius-like creature will be
aghast at the weird cries emanating from the odd shiny disc.
Feb 26, 2016
* Paddy Reilly's Music Bar *
519 2nd Avenue
8:00-10:00 PM
New York, NY 10016

Mar 25th
* Paddy Reilly's Music Bar *
8:00-10:00 PM
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