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Willy Porter is a popular folk-rock guitarist. But he was not a guitarist from the beginning, he actually started his musical journey as a viola player. Early on in his career he was spotted by Leo Kottke, while playing his 6 &12 String Guitar and has never looked back. Willy hails from Wisconsin, and has honed his skills by playing in the clubs in and around the suburbs of Madison. His greatest musical inspiration is the Late Michael Hedges, he got to perform with the legend in a college concert and it is one of the most memorable moments of his life.

His music combines the best of various genres like acoustic folk, slide blues, grooving rock, and soulful and rhythmic pop with grace and gentle balance. Willy is a master innovator, he self-released his hugely anticipated album "Trees Have Souls" in 1990. The album was a commercial and critical success. He followed this with his next album released in 1994 titled, "Dog-Eared Dream." Willy then went on an extensive tour. With his captivating music and constant touring, he has developed a dedicated following. His rigorous touring was followed by his moderately successful album "Angry Words."
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Oct 7 Sat 7:30 PM Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson Stoughton Opera House
Stoughton, WI
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Seeing his consistent success and growing fan-base he got offers from various labels. Willy finally signed on the dotted line with Private Music. With his new label, he wanted his music to reach a wider audience and therefore re-released his album "Dog-Earned Dream" in 1995. He also opened for artists like Rickie Lee Jones, Cranberries, Tori Amos, Vonda Shepard and Tori Amos. Even after seeing so much success his career graph went downwards.

He lost taste for big labels and spent the next few years working on the net. He made a comeback in 1999, by releasing a compilation of original songs titled "Falling Forward." The album was a reflection of his growing prowess as a songwriter and an artist. This compilation was followed by a self titled album in 2002. The album featuring collaborations with Charlie Drayton, Tony Levin and Ian Anderson. Will Porter is a multi-talented musician, he is a singer, storyteller, songwriter, entertainer and extraordinary guitarist. Enjoy the sound of this maestro, to attend his concerts just collect your tickets from your on-line ticket vendor.

Discography -

Dog Eared Dream – 2005
High Wire Live – 2003
Willy Porter – 2002
Falling Forward – 1999
Dog-Eared Dream – 1995
The Trees Have Soul - 1990
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