Kerri Powers started out performing in coffeehouses throughout her native New England, and has released several albums. Two of her songs were featured on the television series, “Rescue Me.” After taking time off to get married and raise her young son, she returned to performing, counting among her credits the Boston Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival, among other prestigious gatherings. She’s also toured Europe while opening for singer/songwriter Fred Eaglesmith. This flurry of activity recently culminated in a self-titled album, her first studio effort in five years. With a track list that includes eight searing self-penned songs and two inspired covers (Janis Ian’s, “Jesse,” and The Bee Gees’, “To Love Somebody,” it is a most welcome continuation of a fine body of work, a sound that’s homespun, sparse and understated.