Photo | Shanelle Brown | Summerlyn Powers
Band: Summerlyn Powers
Date: Thursday, Aug. 9, 5:45 p.m.
Venue: Eugene’s Monkey Bar, 15 N. Conception St., www.eugenesmonkeybarandgrill.com
Nestled on the edge of Bienville Square, Eugene’s Monkey Bar & Grill has provided downtown Mobile with a street-side haven featuring cold libations and regional fare. Local country up-and-comer Summerlyn Powers will be adding music to Eugene’s mix
This talented singer-songwriter from Fairhope has attracted listeners with a folk-inspired modern country sound built upon a traditional foundation. At first look, many might assume Powers would showcase a sugary pop country sound, but when Powers begins to sing she exhibits an artistic maturity many rising country songwriters crave.
Powers’ debut EP “Apple” provides three different aspects of Powers while demonstrating her versatile songwriting skills and angelic vocal work. The title track is a fun, bright mix of folk and ragtime. “Alabama Kinda Girl” follows with its skillful mix of radio-friendly and traditional influences. This release concludes with the shining track “Blue Satin Lace,” with Powers conjuring the spirit of classic country icons such as Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette for this upbeat honky-tonk number.
According to Powers’ website, her fans can expect another EP release before the end of the year, with production by Nashville’s Andy Hunt.