By Reader Staff
Matchwood Brewing Co. will host a special guest this weekend.
Coeur d’Alene native Jacob Maxwell, who recently starred on season 16 of the popular television show “The Voice,” will join Coeur d’Alene-based The Powers on Friday, May 17, from 7-9:30 p.m. for a free outdoor show.
This will be Maxwell’s first public concert since the competition on “The Voice.”
Maxwell, 20, grew up in a tight-knit family in Coeur d’Alene. He comes from three generations of law enforcement and wanted to be a police officer until he picked up the guitar.
He auditioned for the “The Voice,” and in April, Maxwell made the cut to the top 24 contestants — but only after Legend used a save to keep his dreams alive.
On Monday, April 29, the Coeur d’Alene singer was not chosen for the top 13. His coach, John Legend, used his lone save on fellow team member Celia Babini.
Maxwell recently posted the following on social media sharing his gratitude for the opportunity to serve on John Legend’s team and compete on “The Voice:” “You made a small-town boy from Idaho’s dreams come true, and I hope one day you can know just how much that meant to me,” Maxwell wrote. “To everyone else who watched, prayed, voted, whatever — let’s be real, this is just the beginning, and you’re all gonna be hearing from me real soon. This has only shown me how much I’m meant to do this, and I couldn’t be more excited for what God has in store.”
The Powers are based out of Coeur d’Alene and have a delightful mix of parts from dynamic harmonies with an acoustic guitar to banjos fighting with fiddles. Everything they play finds its way into their style of strong vocal harmony with a folky vibe.
Members of The Powers band include Dan Powers, acoustic guitar, vocals; Shelley Powers, bells, vocals; Sarah Jean, fiddle, vocals; Annie Johnson, piano, vocals; and Cody Cummins, drummer.
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