Singer and songwriter Thom Powers, from Greenwich, NY where he’s been living and playing locally for about nine years now, has released his first single called “Roller Coaster Show.” It’s a rock and roll tune with clear Beatles influences. Powers recruited top musicians in the area to join him on this track including: Darryl Kniffen (drums, producer, mixer), Andy Mollica (lead guitar and bass) from jazz trio Tanager, and Tony Califano (keys) from Rusticator.
Powers grew up in rural Sherrill, NY, listening to his father strum and sing throughout his childhood. He continued to have a love for music and guitar throughout his early 20’s but didn’t explore the playing out scene until 2012. He started playing at Argyle Brewing Company at Greenwich and quickly branched out to other local venues, collaborating with exceptional musicians in the area – all of whom studied music and are multi-instrumentalists.
“Roller Coaster Show” will be the first song on Powers’ forthcoming album. It’s a catchy tune with a solid drum track that keeps you grooving in combination with the wonderful addition of Tony Califano’s Wurlitzer and Organ and Andy Mollica’s well-timed guitar licks throughout.
There are no set gigs as a 5-piece at the moment, but Argyle Brewing Company and Unihog will be on the schedule in 2022. The trio will have a few more gigs and Thom Powers will continue to play solo at The Inn at Saratoga, Bound by Fate Brewing on New Year’s Eve and Cloud 9 Coffee Lounge on New Year’s Day, amongst others. You can even catch him at the Saratoga Farmer’s Market on January 15.
You can check out the brand new single below and on Bandcamp.