fred M.


Author & Storyteller




Fred (Powerhouse) Powers was born in McDowell County, West Virginia. The stories of his youth are of growing up in the fifties and sixties in a coal-mining community as a son of a coal-miner and Appalachia. 


Powers has been performing his one-man drama for various audiences since 2005, including twice as a keynote speaker for West Virginia University Miner's Day Celebration, Tamarack, various colleges, public schools, RESA I In-Service for Teachers, libraries, churches, festivals, and civic organizations. 
He and his oldest two grandchildren participated in the filming of the coal mining segment of Hillbilly: The Real Story for The History Channel in 2006.  

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Fred Powers is available to perform at schools, special events, assemblies, and civic organizations.  

Book him today for your next event. 


Powerhouse Powers

​Tel: 304-920-5436

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