Scott Porter
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Scott Porter

St. Louis, Missouri, United States | SELF

St. Louis, Missouri, United States | SELF
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"Candy Coburn w/ Scott Porter at the Duck Room"

Artist: Candy Coburn, with Scott Porter opening
Venue: Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
Date: January 27th, 2009
Genre: Candy is country rock, while Scott is more acoustic/guitar rock

Please check out the Gallery tab to see pictures from the show!

I was at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room Saturday night to see Candy Coburn, with Scott Porter opening.

I got there right at show time, so I only had a few moments to find a spot and get my camera out. I wasn't, truth be told, very well-versed in Scott Porter's music. However, he played a mix of acoustic-based guitar rock - both his own and a few covers (Matchbox 20 and Goo Goo Dolls). He said he was working in the studio now to record some of his music, and after seeing his performance, I'd be interested to hear what he releases. He seemed very comfortable on stage, and I wouldn't hesitate to see him again the next time he plays in the area.

I did know some of Candy Coburn's music before the show, though she ended up playing mostly songs that have not been released yet. She spoke to me before the show, and claimed that she didn't play guitar very well, but anyone would see her might debate that. She is talented, no doubt - her songs are, on the whole, spirited country songs performed by someone who was obviously born to be on stage. She's able to make the audience feel as though they're both at a party and yet she's confiding in them. She would be just as much fun to see at a massive venue as a tiny one and you can tell that she's having just as much fun as the audience is.

I would be excited to see either artist again - and as both are tied to the area in one way or another, hopefully it won't be too long before they play again! -

"Q&A with Scott Porter" - Disclosure Newszine


2009 "Closer" EP



“Scott Porter’s energy and substance not only makes his performance exciting for true music fans but totally satisfies any Top 40 or Hot AC crowd!”

-Guy Phillips
“Phillips and Company Morning Show”

"Scott is terrific to work with. The students really enjoy his "easy-going" nature and of course love his music. Scott is someone that is perfect for any coffeehouse!"

-Chris Gill
Director of Student Development
Fontbonne University

"Scott Porter was easy to work with and was able to get all the students involved! I can't wait to have him back!"

-Jabari Harrell
Director of Student Activities
Aurora University

“Scott was a huge addition to our event, and really easy to work with. The students loved his music!”

-Kelley Pfeiffer
Director of Student Activities
St. Charles Community College

Scott Porter is an up and coming singer/songwriter/guitarist from St. Louis, MO. Although his style of music has been compared to the likes of John Mayer and Matchbox Twenty, Scott has a sound that is all his own. His ability to captivate any audience and make them feel like a part of the show is what sets Scott apart from many artists.

Long Story Short:
At the age of 17, Scott began teaching himself how to play the guitar and sing. In 2006, Scott enrolled at Fontbonne University to play basketball and receive an education. After two years of basketball and school, Scott had a change of heart. Music started playing a larger role in his life so Scott decided to quit basketball (after 18 years) and focus on music. In 2009, Scott graduated from Fontbonne University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Since then, Scott has played over 100 shows all over the united states.

Scott has opened for the following national acts:

- American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks
- The Verve Pipe (#1 Hit Single "The Freshman")
- Corey Smith
- Jon McLaughlin
- Five Times August
- Survivor ("Eye Of The Tiger")
- Diane Birch

Here are some of the colleges Scott has recently played at:
- University of Mississippi (MS)
- Tampa University (FL)
- Saint Louis University (MO)
- Aurora University (IL)
- The University of Missouri (MO)
- Bradley University (IL)
- Fontbonne University (MO)
- St. Charles Community College (MO)
- Wilmington College (OH)
- Lincoln College (IL)
- Midland University (NE)
- Lake Superior State University (MI)
- Kirkwood Community College (IA)
- Northeast Iowa Community College (IA)
- Sauk Valley Community College (IL)
- Des Moines Area Community College (IA)

In 2009, Scott recorded his first EP entitled "Closer" at Shock City Studios (Mix Magazine's top 16 studios in the world). Since then, Scott has been touring the country.