ABOUT THE BAND:
Dirk Powell and Rainy Eyes play original and traditional music with deep roots in the Kentucky mountains, the Louisiana bayous, and the fertile soil of the Americana songwriting tradition. Dirk is well-known as a champion of rural roots music, particularly the traditional fiddle and banjo sounds he learned from his grandfather, but his vision and versatility have found him playing with the likes of Joan Baez, Eric Clapton, Levon Helm, Loretta Lynn, Jack White, and many others. His original song “Waterbound” has been recorded over a hundred times, internationally, and he has collaborated on films such as “Cold Mountain” and “In the Electric Mist.” Rainy’s unique and powerful musicality has led to collaboration with greats like Peter Rowan and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, while the legendary Don Was says her voice really “leaps out of the speakers!” Originally from western Norway, though living in the U.S. since the age of nineteen, Rainy writes direct, emotional songs and immerses herself in the thick center of rhythmic tradition. Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, the pair draw on their varied rural roots and a love of life to create music that is soulful, powerful, and unadorned.
NEXT TAPROOT CONCERTS:
All TapRoot Sessions events are sponsored by Big Elm Brewing.
This concert is made possible by a sponsorship from The Pass. The Pass specializes in farm to label cannabis, supporting their community with high quality Berkshire-grown flower, pre-rolls, edibles, vaporizers, concentrates, and more. More information about The Pass and their products will be available at this concert.