...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 and Hologramatron and in recent years with his own band, Everett Tree.
Through his work with Amnesty International he has produced and performed on recordings by Peter Gabriel, John Lee Hooker, Jackson Browne 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 a music video for “My Empire”, written with his brother and renowned sculptor, Eric Powell and performed in collaboration with his band 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), ‘Counting Sheep’ (Emmy, Best Doc, Best Cinematography), 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.