Welcome to the official Douglas E Powell website
The music of Douglas E Powell and The Rising Spirit have been described as alt-folk, alt-country, acoustica and Americana.
Simultaneously wistful, melancholy and fragile. Layering poetic intelligent lyrics over classic English folk blended with alt-country, giving the listener hints from influences that range from John Martyn, Bill Fay and Pink Floyd to Wilco, Ryan Adams and Gram Parsons. Douglas is not only a talented songwriter but a lyricist, a poet, and a key singer-songwriter on the South West UK live music and gig scene, and with two albums under his belt, The Still and the West (2005) and The Iron Coast (2008) and Good Men Get Lost at Sea due for release some time in 2013, he’s one of the more prolific independent singer-songwriters and live performers in the region.