Dirk Powell combines deep-running roots in rural American tradition with an overarching artistic vision that speaks poignantly to the audiences of today. From learning banjo and fiddle at the feet of his grandfather in Kentucky, through founding the Louisiana Cajun group Balfa Toujours, to extensive recording and film work with such artists as Jack White, Joan Baez, T-Bone Burnett, Anthony Minghella, Loretta Lynn, and Spike Lee, Dirk has arrived at a place all his own - one where tradition, inspiration, and innovation meet without borders.
"Proof that the circle remains unbroken." --Washington Post
"Dirk saved the day again."--Jack White
"God gave this one an overdose of talent." --Joan Baez
Out in the West Texas town of El Paso, I fell in love with two cute Cajun gals.
"Now that's the kind of fiddlin I like, right there." --Loretta Lynn
“Dirk’s got great subtlety, tremendous feel, and he’s very loose and very modern, in the best sense of the word.”
"Hearing Dirk play the fiddle on the set of Cold Mountain, I felt as if my work as an actor had already been done for me." --Jude Law