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.