Jen Powers

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Powers Rolin band photo

"The Powers/Rolin Duo messes with expectations in most delightful ways. Their instrumentation—hammered dulcimer and 12-string acoustic guitar—looks like something you’d see on a shady stage at a summertime art show or a farmers’ market. But this is the 21st century, and they’ve got some effects boxes. When the sounds on the Powers/Rolin Duo’s first proper LP hit your ears, what you hear is a swarm of string overtones that might bring to mind Laraaji/Eno’s ambient 1980 collaboration Day Of Radiance. In either case, the possibility of being ignored is built right in.

Jen Powers, Matthew Rolin