Kerri Powers – Words On The Wind


Kerri Powers - Words On The Wind

Kerri Powers – Words On The Wind
Format: CD – Digital
Label: Must Have Music – Continental Record Services
Release: 2022

Release date: September 16, 2022

Anyone who has had the pleasure of experiencing Kerri Powers live will have to agree that she is special. And that she even more special when she does solo performances of her favorite songs she knows from other artists. Hard to capture that live magic also in a studio, but listening to Words On The Wind everyone will agree that she really pulled it off.

Kerri’s thoughts:
When I was nine years old, I was gifted at Christmastime with an old Fender guitar. It was the beginning of a love affair that led to my commitment to songwriting and playing music. I begged my parents for over a year for a guitar and before receiving it had been writing poetry. The words seemed to come out of nowhere, in on the wind at unexpected times and when I needed them most. I put the poems to melodies I’d dreamed up while walking along the railroad tracks in the back of our small southeastern Massachusetts home.
The songs on Words on the Wind are from those nostalgic days when I turned to music and the artists for comfort during some of the hardest times I’ve experienced and they always had my back. We are fortunate, especially now in these difficult and ever-changing times, to be able to lean on the lyrics and music of so many of those songs of the past. They continue to speak to the truest part of who we are, songs that will always connect and heal us.

I chose to record this collection from my heart. The songs have been with me for years and the artists are some of my favorites. I can only hope I’ve done them justice as a way to thank those who have paved the way; artistically, musically, and soulfully.


The songs and the artists that Kerri heard sing them:
01. Can’t Find My Way Home (Traffic)
02. The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
03. Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin)
04. Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (John Prine)
05. Always On My Mind (Elvis Presley)
06. I’ll Be Here In The Morning (Townes van Zandt)
07. Cold Irons Bound (Bob Dylan)
08. Something On Your Mind (Karen Dalton)
09. To Love Somebody (The Bee Gees)
10. For The Turnstiles (Neil Young)
11. Jesse (Janis Ian)