On the Porch

On the Porch


We've got songs with a variety of grooves, from laid-back croons to uptempo rock tunes. A mix of acoustic/folk/rock, we communicate a good-times vibe, with songs to which our audiences always seem to relate. Think "singer/songwriter", but just a little louder.


On The Porch is a 3-piece indie folk/rock band emerging from the backyards of Milwaukee in 2007 with a vision of Americana roots rock with musical influences including rock, folk, and pop. After Scott Hanson spent several years doing solo acoustic singer/songwriter concerts in the local Milwaukee café/bar circuit, he met Chris Bausch (bass) and Mike Hieb (drums) in August ’07, and OTP began. Just as the name invokes images of easy summer evenings, OTP’s music invites one to step up, sit down, kick back, dance around, or simply enjoy. They prop their feet upon influences that emerge in the Dylan-esque “Old American Face” to the grungy “So Far to Roam” to the radio-friendly rock of “So Many Places” to the Nashvillian crowd favorite “Saturday.” The tunes, melodies, and good time vibes get in your head and don’t go away. OTP blends insightful singer/songwriter vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, and harmonica with rock strong bass and drums. What comes out is different, but somehow familiar. Fan quotes after shows have included: “It just feels good.” “It seems you guys are having a lot of fun up there!” “These are songs you’d hear on the radio.” “I really liked the variety of styles.” OTP’s first CD, “So Many Places” was just released in early Fall of 2008. Look for several area gigs to support the new album!


"So Many Places" - Released November, 2008.

Set List

Acoustic Guitars
40 More Years
Need to Feel
Black Dress
Only Air
To the Moon
Extra Money
So Many Places
So Far to Roam
Is There Any Cuttin' in the Line to Heaven?

Sometimes we throw a cover or two in there. When we do, we usually do:
Alright Guy - Todd Snider
I Wanna Be Sedated - the Ramones
The One I Love - REM
In My Place - Coldplay
Mama Tried - Merle Haggard

A typical set is about one hour. But depending on the gig, we could do anywhere between 30m to 2h30m