REVIEWS OF JAMES POWER
THE MAN IN ROOM 1009
|"An absolutely wonderful CD, one that l played many times.
I knew straight away that here was a CD that would be very
well received here in Melbourne!"
PBS 106.7 FM Melbourne, AU
|" You're a hell of a writer!"
Lead Singer of The Persuasions
|"Tennessee Boy rings true of Johnny Cash
and it strike’s me as right out of an Elmore Leonard book.
He’s a real writer. You’re not going to hear
songs like this on the radio."
The Jersey Toddshow
|"(His) songs feature strong men in High Noon
situations, armed with a guitar, women are
loved, men are killed, hearts, noses and
backs are broken. His voice is strong
and carries the songs with conviction,
the rock or the ballad"
|"My favorite Americana rocker!"
D’Michael “the Nooge” Noogeman
Westsidewill Radio Chicago
|"While many artists struggle to find their
unique voice, James seems to have effortlessly
found his with a body of work that taps into
the same musical heritage as artists such as
Buddy Holly, Hank William, and Johnny Cash. "
Edward J Randolph
Editor of 'The Music Box'
|"The dénouement is an evocative slow song that leaves the
listener wondering and wanting more. You’ll commiserate
with the loss of “Honey Belle”, a wonderfully sweet country-
inspired ballad of heart break. And you’ll ponder what other
musical gems the Late Model Humans have up their sleeve.r
EXCERPT: "... If you listen you’ll quickly find poetic verse and bare emotion that boost
these fourteen songs to a higher level of cool.... The opening track “The Little Things You
Do” is an enthusiastic love song, but it’s followed by the Clash-esque “Pick Up the Gun.”
This tune shows us a montage of gritty scenes and includes the lyric “fool me once, shame
on you, fool me twice I’ll kill everyone.” That tune and the others written by James
Power tend to have a darker edge than those by his band-mates, including his brother and
long-time collaborator Michael..."
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|While I'm interested in any reviews of my work, this next one was a bit baffling. The reviewer
contacted me out of the blue to review my albums for his website AltCountry.nl. I agreed and
several weeks later he notified me that his review had been published. The problem I had, and
still have, is that he didn't tell me the review would be written in DUTCH! His emails were in
English so I figured the review would be as well. Anyway, when he notified me that the CD
reviews were published he let me know he really liked my "rockin' tunes". As best I can tell from
his "Ach James" comments in the review, his eyes must have glazed over at anything that wasn't
balls-to-the-wall rock n roll. Anyway, I do appreciate the review, John Gjaltema. Thanks for
listening... Now, can somebody please translate this for me?
"Other than Kurt Cobain and Elliott Smith, no other artist
has hit me so hard and so enjoyable as you have.
For everything an artist is, stands for, their music, their
pics, their word that's being put out there to hear...
the whole thing, man.. and Only you have for the
first time to my ears of 42 years made music
and God work so well together!"
- Jason Jaxxson
Musician/Born Again Sinner