The Powell Brothers is a country/rock original music recording artist from Houston, Texas. The power trio is fronted by brothers Taylor Powell (lead vocals, guitar, bass) and Blake Powell (vocals, bass, guitar), both born and raised in Houston, Texas. Longtime friend Mike Bishop Smith (drums) completes the trio. With a unique blend of genres, thoughtful lyrics, and superb musicianship, the band has garnered a vast and diverse following. Releases include eight singles, three EPs, and one full-length album.
Fernando Perdomo is a powerhouse of the LA music scene who lives and breathes music. A veteran at 37, he has made a name for himself as an in-demand producer, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is a featured guitarist in the Netflix documentary Echo In The Canyon where he is seen backing up Jakob Dylan, Fiona Apple, Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, Cat Power, and Jade Castrinos. He also played on every track on the official soundtrack album of the film along with Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Josh Homme as well as the aforementioned artists. Fernando is an acclaimed recording artist with releases in the singer-songwriter, rock, progressive rock, and classical genres.
Acoustic Asylum is a place for us to explore all kinds of musical vibes that excite and challenge us. Here, we’re free to play without studio tricks, without a bunch of pedals or synthesizers… just free to make grooving organic music. Each of us brings decades of study, hours of inspired listening, and our natural good humor to make music that’s fun to play, fun to listen to, and stretches boundaries without offending the listeners’ sensibilities. You’ll hear influences from jazz, funk, Klezmer, Americana ,and Popall mashed up by some of Los Angeles’s finest musicians. We’re not sure if we’re finding “Asylum” or in an “Asylum.”
Valley Cultural Foundation has been supporting Emerging Artists for the last three (3) years, providing them a means to perform in a live, professional, established concert setting where they can promote and refine their talents.
In an effort to continue its Emerging Artist program, and in compliance with the 2020 restrictions for live music due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VCF has created “Concerts on the Couch”. This online series is a way to entertain safely and promote this year’s Emerging Artists.
Valley Cultural Foundation will release one video block per week, featuring songs by three emerging artists, and will continue to release a new video each week throughout the summer.