About Charlie Reichert Powell
Get to know Charlie Reichert Powell
Charlie Reichert Powell is a guitarist, producer, and composer based in Baltimore. Originally from Chicago, he grew up both playing in the rich music scene there and contributing to the electronic music scene on the internet under the alias Zephire. He leads his own group, New River, playing his original compositions, but his wide breadth of influences and skill sets allow him to chameleon to any artistic situation he is in -- as a guitarist, he is embedded in the jazz and RnB scenes, explores free improvisation in various settings, and works regularly as a freelance session musician. As a producer, aside from his solo work, he works in collaboration with a wide variety of musicians, pivoting between rap, alternative, J-pop, and more experimental work on top of freelance commercial work. As a composer, he has written extensively for his own group, in addition to writing acousmatic/electroacoustic works and big band charts. A recent collaborative effort with choreographer Rush Johnston resulted in a work for fixed media and movement premiered at the WestFest Dance Festival in May 2021. He is currently attending Peabody Conservatory, where he studies with Matt Stevens.