Congrats to John Powhida

Former Nippertonian John Powhida – best known around town as the singer-songwriter-guitarist-bandleader of the Staziaks – has been living in Boston for a number of years now, and his current band, John Powhida International Airport, released their album, Airport Life, this summer.

NOTE: The band also features Albany ex-pat, bassist Jim Haggerty, and yet another Capital Region native – Mike Gent of the Figgs – played drums, guitar and synthesizer, as well as handling production chores on one of the album’s tracks, “Wendi.”

Well, the nominees for the annual Boston Music Awards were announced earlier this month, and one of Powhida’s tunes, “Cover Me I’m Going for Milk,” has earned a nomination for the prestigious Song of the Year honors.

Online voting is now open, and the winners will be announced at a big bash at Boston’s Revere Hotel on Sunday, December 14. Good luck, John!

  1. michael eck says

    Rock it, J-Po.

  2. Roger Noyes says

    Great tune!

  3. john powhida says

    thank u albany! hope to get to the low beat one day. thanx fer remembering old johnny! love always.

  4. Jillian Brignola Haggerty says

    J-Po is Fab!
    However, Jim Haggerty is on bass, not John Haggerty.

  5. michael eck says

    Whoa, that’s Willie Alexander in there!

  6. Olin Callaghan says

    Way to go J-Po!

  7. Gene says

    “Cover Me I’m Going For Milk” is a great song. Should be a winner! Best of luck to J-Po.

  8. Greg says

    Of course, I knew that. So why the mix-up? I’m gonna blame it on my Halloween hangover. Thanks for the catch. It has been corrected…

  9. Jillian Haggerty says

    No worries, Greg!
    It’s an honest mistake, especially seeing that Jim’s brother John is also a musician!

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