Legendary Grammy Nominated Guitarist Doc Powell has built a legacy as a musical chameleon. Besides having a successful solo career, Doc has contributed to over 130 recordings of some of the premiere recording stars in R & B/Pop/Jazz and Gospel. Beginning with a 13-year stint recording and performing with the late Luther Vandross and continuing with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Ciara, Wycliff Jean,Vanessa Williams, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle and John Legend. He’s also played with jazz greats George Duke, Bob James, the late Grover Washington Jr., and Stanley Clark, as well as gospel superstars such as Shirley Caesar, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, CeCe Winans, Marvin Sapp, BeBe Winans, J Moss, Yolanda Adams, Israel, Dr. Bobby Jones, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, and record-breaking, chart-topping Kirk Franklin.
In 2007, Doc added television to an already extensive resume. He carved out a permanent spot as lead guitarist on the hit NBC reality competition series called The Singing Bee. It debuted in the summer of 2007 and was quickly picked up for the fall season. Having begun his musical studies playing rock and R&B, “The Singing Bee” afforded Powell the opportunity to show the television audience just how skilled he truly is at playing any type of music. Shortly thereafter, Doc’s trademark sound added to the all-star band of BET’s #1 new fall show called Sunday Best, where the best of the best singers competed for a gospel recording contract.