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Billy Powell

COUNTRY:  United States

GROUP:  INDEPENDENT

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BORN IN: Hartford, CT

LIVES IN: Enfield, CT

DRUMMING SINCE: 1984

CURRENT BAND/PROJECT: Gospel Session drummer and Solo Artist

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S): My father Hubert Powell, brothers Doobie and Kevin Powell, my uncle Cecil Powell, Jeff Davis (Sabian Artist), Ricky Lawson, Vinnie Colaiuta, Virgil Donati, Dennis Chambers, and all the young Homies and any drummer that has ever crossed my path!!!

FAVORITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: Doobie Powell: Can’t be stopped, or Andrea Helms (B.E.T. Sunday Best): Moving Forward

FAVORITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: Chick Corea: Light Years

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Being a part of the motion picture “Black Nativity” with Jennifer Hudson, Forrest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jacob Lattimore, Tyrese Gibson, & Mary J Blige. And anytime I touch the stage is a highlight for me.

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 18″ HHX Fierce Crash

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