It had been over 20 years since I last heard his music but thanks to technology, I was able to transfer tracks from Uncle's album to my computer.
A modern day honky tonk pianist who had continued the tradition of lively improvisation and driving rhythms in his music travels. Incorporating extreme speed into his unique style, he channeled his power into a percussive style of piano that hearkens back to the honky tonk roots of African drumming and thimble thumped minstrel banjos.
Terry Powell died in October of 1992 of Leukemia but his music will always live on. I’ve always known where my musical tastes of classical jazz and bluegrass came from. I remember seeing him live and not being able to sit still all the way to the last number.
He left this earth too quickly at the age of 58 but I am happy to share some of his music with you today.
To hear a sample, click on the audio player below. Thank you for taking the time to listen.
Terry's Theme by voiceoversbyterrydaniel