Joe Powers is a harmonicist noted for his harmonica playing and performances. He performs several music genres, such as classical, hip hop, jazz-fusion and world traditions, and specializes in playing tango music with the harmonica. Powers started playing the harmoinca at two years of age, and majored in music composition at the University of Oregon. He has travleled to many countries to perform his music, and has been characterized as a "virtuoso. In 2005 he won a prize for his work at the quadrennial World Harmonica Championship in Germany, and at a Belgian competition in 2008 he won the classical division. Powers resides in Portland, Oregon.
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