Musician, Composer, Producer, Writer


PRODUCTION

"...as producer, Powell has become the Gurf Morlix or the Daniel Lanois or the Colin Linden of Southern acoustic roots music."
--- Jerome Clark, Bluegrass Works

THE INLAW SISTERS
Anneke van der Poll and Monique Neuteboom
Robbing the Devil
2008 |

ZOE SPEAKS
Drop In The Bucket
2006 | not yet released

LINDA RONSTADT & ANN SAVOY
Adieu False Heart
2006 |
(produced by Steve Buckingham | recorded by Gary Paczosa)


APRIL VERCH
Take Me Back
2006 |
"... April Verch is multi-talented, and her latest showcases her knack for writing tight, melodic little country/roots ditties that'll have you convinced she's from Nashville and not the Ottawa Valley. This may partly be due to the excellent production by Dirk Powell. Verch worked her ass off to come up with 14 tracks that stand up as well on their own as they fit within the construct of a complete album. And that's just what Take Me Back is – a fully realized set that does not retreat into a fiddle fest the moment things get tough. If anything, there's not enough fiddling. It says a lot when the thing you remember about a master fiddler is her engaging voice."
Brent Raynor, NOW Toronto

THE WILDERS
Throwdown
2006 |
(co-produced w/ The Wilders)
"The Wilders are a worldly bunch of hillbillies currently from Kansas City, who come to this old time country, string band, and bluegrass music from far flung musical corners like opera, classical, punk, and tuba music. The Wilders are a worldly bunch of hillbillies currently from Kansas City, who come to this old time country, string band, and bluegrass music from far flung musical corners like opera, classical, punk, and tuba music...The record is co-produced, engineered, and mixed by old time music icon Dirk Powell in his studio near Beaux Bridge, LA, The Cypress House. We feel truly remiss in not having interviewed this national treasure by this time, and hope to remedy that in the near future."
puremusic.com

COREY LEDET
3 Years 2 Late
2005 | Independent Release

STEVE RILEY
& the mamou playboys
Dominos
2005 | Rounder Records
(produced by Steve Riley, David Greely & Sam Broussard)

RED STICK RAMBLERS
Right Key, Wrong Keyhole
2005 | Memphis International Records
(co-produced w/ Red Stick Ramblers)

UNCLE EARL
She Waits For Night
2005 | Rounder Records

FEUFOLLET
Tout Un Beau Soir
2004 | Feufollet Records
(co-produced w/ Steve Riley)

POLECAT CREEK
Leaving Eden
2004 |

T-Salé
T-Salé
2004 | Independent Release

[all projects recorded and produced by Dirk unless otherwise noted]