PORTER was born and raised within a of couple hours of Toronto, Canada. Since he left he's spent a great deal of time traveling the world. It was during this time adrift that he educated himself on guitar and harmonica.
He has also become a very interesting song writer with a growing song catalogue ranging on many topics.
His folk/rock/Alt country sound is most often compared with Neil Young and Van Morrison.
Onstage, the modern day troubadour seems to comfortably shine. He keeps the crowds attention not only with great songs, but even between songs with his off color sense of humor and hilarious traveling stories.
Porter enjoys playing, writing and performing so much that he's making it a full time effort. He gave up a good job and a cozy home to move to Nashville in January 2009. He spent the next several months improving his skills, paying his dues and learning the music business.
The west has always called to him so in January 2010 he answered by "selling what I didn’t need" and moving into his new home. A 99 Dodge Caravan! All to be able to afford moving to San Francisco.
There he met producer Scott Mathews (who has worked with such artists as Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Elvis Costello). The result was his debut studio album titled "PORTER - HIT THE ROAD".
With the studio work complete, Porter cruised back to Canada playing the Vancouver area. He single handedly set up what turned out to be a successful summer cross Canada tour following the release of the album!
Spring 2011 he then set up his frist U.K tour bringing his sound to the other side of the pond,Laying the ground work to expand his fan base. He is now calling Australia home for awhile!
In a music scene where musicians are working full and part time jobs to make ends meet, Porter has proved he can make the sacrifices needed to go after what he wants, 100%.
"Music is an amazing tool! It's the key to a locked door, It's more than entertainment, It can change people's lives!"
Keep your eyes on this troubadour! He’s proven that he’s got what it takes.
“Having put some miles under my feet, I now realize that if you can simply believe in yourself, then others will believe you too."
"I’m standing on the edge of it all" says Porter.
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My live shows are almost always solo acoustic.But I have a band I use when it better fits the venue.
Porter-Vocals,Guitar and Harmonica
Check out www.myspace.com/portersworld
My first studio album PORTER - HIT THE ROAD is now available. I've already been getting regular radio air play.My song "Hit the Road" has even been put into the regular rotation on several stations.
critique from IAMA Judging
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Top 5 - Hit The Road - PORTER -Good guitar playing -Good song & lyrics -Good hook/chorus -Gre...Top 5 - Hit The Road - PORTER
-Good guitar playing
-Good song & lyrics
-Great vocals, suits the song
-Great music production, artistic
-TOp 10 Finalist Potential
quote from radio DJ
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"Hit The Road's got a strong chorus. Great hook. Harp sounds phenomenal too, as usual. hahaha...I... "Hit The Road's got a
strong chorus. Great hook. Harp sounds phenomenal too, as
usual. hahaha...I aired a clip of it yesterday,I really like it"
(Kiel Kelly radio DJ at 104.7 Free FM Grande Prairie AB)
My set lists vary depending on the venue and the feel of the crowd. My show is 95% or more original music.
Original Songs you might here at a PORTER SHOW
#1, Hit The Road - PORTER
#2, Where I Wanna Be ‘ PORTER
#3, Like You Used To - PORTER
#4, Running Red Lights - PORTER
#5, They Were Just Kids - PORTER
#6, Finger Tips - PORTER
#7, I Wont Fight For Love - PORTER
#8, Faster Tan We Know - PORTER
#9, Swim With Me - PORTER
#10 , Momma Don’t Call - PORTER
#11, Flag - A - Flyin - PORTER
#12, End Of The World - PORTER
#13, Don’t Run Don’t Hide - PORTER
#14, The Lady - PORTER
#15, Ramblin’ Dreams - PORTER
#16, Seen It All Before - PORTER
#17, I Believe In You - PORTER
#18, If It’s Time - PORTER
#19, Live Free - PORTER
#20 She’s A Mystery - PORTER
#21, Like A Hurricane - PORTER
#22, True Lies - PORTER
#23, Yeah Uh Huh - PORTER
#24, The Rebound - PORTER
#25, Let The Horses Ride - PORTER
#26, Kitsilano Girl - PORTER
#27, Its Summer Time - PORTER
#28, Country Song - PORTER
#29, Give a fuck - PORTER
Cover songs you might hear
#1, Heart Of Gold - Neil Young #14, Blood In My Eyes - Bob Dylan
#2, Rockin’ In The Free World - Neil Young #15, Diamond Joe - Bob Dylan
#3, My My Hey Hey - Neil Young #16, Free Fallin’ - Tom Petty
#4, Helpless - Neil Young #17, Mary Jane’s Last Dance - Tom Petty
#5, Dance Dance Dance - Neil Young #18, Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
#6, Cowgirl In The Sand - Neil Young #19, Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
#7, Old Man - Neil Young #20, Wheat Kings - Tragically Hip
#8, Every Body Knows This Is Nowhere - Young #21, Long Black Veil - Johnny Cash
#9, All Along The Watchtower - Bob Dylan #22, Lost High Way - Hank Williams
#10, Girl From The North Country - Bob Dylan #23, Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
#11, Knockin’ On Heavens Door - Bob Dylam #24, Drifting - Pearl Jam
#12, If You Gotta Go, Go Now - Bob Dylan #25, Stem - Hayden
#13, It’s All Over Baby Blue #26, To Love Somebody - Blue Rodeo
#27, Wagon Wheel - Old crow medicine show
#28,The Weight - The Band
#29, Guaranteed - Eddie Vedder
#30, The Weary Kind - Ryan Bingham
#31, I dont know - Ryan Bingham
#32, Childs Song - Tom Rush
There are no upcoming dates at this time.