Mike Powell’s latest project, Wade, made its public debut Thursday night at a sold-out Heritage Hill Brewhouse in Pompey. The new band came together during the pandemic and features Powell’s long-time collaborator, John Hanus on lead guitar, Zak Massoud of Big Mama’s Blues Band on bass, Adam Manion of Trampoline Jetstream and Copper Vein Clones on drums and Jeff Aderman of modus on keyboards.
The two-set show included several new compositions, some Powell standards and a scorching cover of Jerry Lee Lewis’s “Great Balls of Fire” sung by Hanus to close out the show.
Wade will perform another sold-out show at Heritage Hill Friday night and at King of Clubs in Armory Square on July 16. They are also on the bill at Woodsfest III, taking place at Woods Valley Ski Area in Westernville Aug. 7 and 8.
Tickets for the King of Clubs show are $20 and available here. Woodsfest features 20 bands, including Wade, Trampoline Jetstream and headliners Roots of Creation, Annie in the Water, The Blind Owl Band, Mighty Mystic and Jimkata. Tickets for Woodsfest are $45 per day or $75 for the weekend. Tickets for children ages 6-12 are $15 per day or $25 for the weekend. You can purchase tickets for Woodsfest here.
Check out the 315 Music gallery from Thursday below.