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Mandolin Mondays #298 w/ Special Guest Silas Powell

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This week on Mandolin Mondays we've got Silas Powell of Silas Powell and the Powell Family Band is with us to play this Monroe classic "Evening Prayer Blues: played on his killer Sorensen mandolin.



18 year old Silas Powell is a 5th generation picker from the small town of Salem, WV. He is a 4 time Junior Champion of the State of Maryland, and at twelve years old he took 2nd place in the Maryland state adult division, plus a top 5 finish in the West Virginia State Championship adult division, at 10 years old Silas was awarded 4th place in the adult division of Monterey Virginia's old time fiddlers convention.

Silas has performed at various festivals, which include Merlefest, Houstonfest, Remington Ryde, Bob Evan's Festival and Baygrass in the Florida Keys. He has taken the stage with many top Bluegrass musicians, which include, Jesse McReynolds, David Grier, Doyle Lawson, Mike Compton,Joe Newberry, Blue Highway, Missy Raines, Sierra Hall, Mandolin Orange, Emory Lester, Johnny Staats, Terry Baucom, Joe Mullins , The Grascals plus many more. He was recently featured on Woodsong's Old Time Radio hour as a Woodsong’s Kid. Silas is also a member of Tomorrow's Bluegrass Stars. In 2017 and 2018 Silas was selected as 1 of 25 kids to participate at the IBMA's Kids on Bluegrass.

Silas currently performs with his family band, Silas Powell and The Powell Family Band, where he plays with his dad-Josh Powell and Papa- Jeff Powell

And be sure to connect with Silas at the following links below for more information about his music:

http://www.silaspowell.com/
https://www.instagram.com/sildeapow/?hl=en
https://m.facebook.com/ThePowellFamilyBand
https://www.instagram.com/silaspowellband/?hl=en
https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMRVYfeQu/

And as always, tune in next week for more Mandolin Mondays! Until then...

Happy Picking!
David

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Comments

  1. Hubs's Avatar
    Cool!
  2. mandotool's Avatar
    GOOD MORNIN SILAS POWELL !!! DAMN !!! nice way to start the day..Thanks for that!
  3. William Smith's Avatar
    Kool for sure!
  4. sgarrity's Avatar
    Got to hear Silas and that mandolin over the last 4 days at Monroe Camp. He can PLAY!
  5. pheffernan's Avatar
    You’ve got nice drive to your right hand on what I’m assuming is a Sorensen F5?
  6. Don Grieser's Avatar
    Silas taught at Monroe Camp. Downstroke, tremolo, and triplet monster.
  7. bbcee's Avatar
    Total domination of a really tough-to-interpret tune. Thanks, Slias.