One Eyed Cat aka Dwight Powell -


My name is Dwight Powell aka One Eyed Cat!   First let me explain the name, because that's most often the first question I am asked, when I play an event.  "Where did you get the name?"  The name comes from a line in the song Shake Rattle and Roll. The line goes..."A one eyed cat, peepin' in a seafood store."  With my mind's eye, I can see that cat and indeed I commissioned an artist to draw my vision of the cat. When I first developed the name, there were two other members in the band. We have since parted ways and I remain a solo performer. But the name generates a lot of interest and I do love my little I have kept the name.

Now to me...I started playing for money when I was 12 years old. At that time I played the drums and with the help of my mother, who was very musical and a piano player, I soon learned about timing, musical bars, etc. I started a rock and roll band when I was 15 and learned to play the guitar as well. Our band, called The Hip Express, played all the hits of the sixties. I gained a love for 60s rock and roll along with country, which was the genre of choice for my parents. I have since added several new genres of music including blues, folk, swing and trop rock (Jimmy Buffett style)

After taking time to have a career and raise a family, I am now pursuing music fulltime with a solo act, One Eyed Cat. I play for many outdoor events, bars and restaurants in the Barrie, Orillia, Gravenhurst area and western Canada in summer. I also play for RV parks, and different bars and other venues in Florida, in winter.  I truly hope to see you at one of my events. You will find a calender on this site. 

Dwight Powell

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One Eyed Cat Live

Swift Current Market, Chaplin St E, Swift Current, SK


One Eyed Cat Live

Riverhurst Bean Festival, Riverhurst, SK


One Eyed Cat Live

Swift Current Market, Chaplin St. E, Swift Current, SK