I work with all levels of artists from beginner to professional and wear many music-related 'hats' including producer, recording engineer, songwriter/composer and multi-instrumentalist to assist in creating music for a wide variety of artists and soundtracks.
...a young man with a dream…
As a musician and producer Robert M Powell has worked with a diverse array of artists from around the world including Sachiko Kanenobu, Titos Sompa, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Shafqat Ali Khan & Sukhawat Ali Khan, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, Deva Premal, Kingfish and bluesman Roy Rogers. Robert has been a part of many San Francisco Bay Area bands over the years including Shana Morrison & Caledonia, Clothesline Revival, The Venusians, Opafire, Kundalini Boombox, Scrap Pile with Susie Davis, and Hologramatron.
Through his work with Amnesty International he has produced and performed on recordings by Peter Gabriel, John Lee Hooker, Jackson Browne and others.
Current projects include music direction for Easy Rider Live, producing singer-songwriter Paul Miller’s fourth album “Mystic River”, recording and mixing songs for East Bay singer-songwriter Kevin Beadles, producing a new EP by Tara Spring, and recording and mixing songs for Talia Rose, Sara Laine, The Reunion Band and others.
Robert plays all manner of guitars, including pedal steel guitar, as well as a variety of other stringed and not-so-stringed instruments and recently completed an EP of songs for his band project Everett Tree.
As a composer Robert has scored for numerous films including the award-winning documentaries ‘El Dorado’ (Cine Golden Eagle Award), ‘Forest Through The Trees’ for the Discovery Channel, ‘Texas Gold’ (Best Doc NYC Short Film Festival 2007), ‘Counting Sheep’ (Emmy, Best Doc, Best Cinematography 2006), the dramatic feature ‘Lady and the Tiger’ along with bassist Rob Wasserman, the ABC Saturday Night prime-time TV series ‘Early Edition’, as well as various multi-media projects including the Alladin game for Disney.
Robert works primarily out of his recording studio, Blue Yonder Recording Studios / The Underbelly, in Marin County California.