Dirk Powell – When I Wait For You press
When I Wait For You — Dirk Powell, Vertical Records Selected reviews, see links.
“Steve Earle has called fiddler, guitarist, and banjo player Dirk Powell an “artist of unique vision and unbending integrity” while Joan Baez has said he possesses “an overdose of talent.” You may well be offering similar plaudits after listening to this lilting Americana/folk release.” — Americana Highways
“Instead of women being objects and victims, the women in Powell’s songs are the ones with the power and are fully realized humans, active participants in the stories being told.” —No Depression
“Powell is a Louisiana-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and his new album, “When I Wait for You,” draws on Cajun and Celtic roots, and more. There are rustic echoes of The Band, whose eponymous album came out the year Powell was born, and his singing recalls both Levon Helm and Richard Manuel.” —Associated Press
“When I Wait For You is so absorbing it could only come from that rare combination of technical brilliance and joy of collaboration that Dirk Powell has in abundance.” — Folk Radio UK
“This gets better with each listen. Powell claims that he began the process casually, but the results are superb, making this a contender for roots, folk, whatever the Grammys term it, Traditional Folk perhaps.”— Glide