Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson to play Loft April 20

By: Chris Hislop, Seacoast Online Incendiary acoustic six-string slinger (and accomplished singer/songwriter) Willy Porter is no stranger to the Granite State. As you’ll learn as we traverse the following Q&A, he’s spent a lot of time here. Though, the Wisconsin native (and resident) is still somewhat of an “unknown” musical commodity. Which isn’t to say […]

Album Review: Bonfire to Ash in Blues in Britain

From Blues in Britain American virtuoso guitarist and singer Willy Porter has recorded blues items in the past, and singer Carmen Nickerson has sung jazz, R’n’B and rock, but the emphasis of this album is mainly on a laid-back, intimate, Americana approach. Nonetheless, Willy’s bluesy fingerpicking should appeal to some readers and numbers like the […]

Willy & Carmen on Artists in Action

“Artists in Action is a video series that features artists from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and disciplines working to make this world a better place.” -Artists in Action mission statement Willy and Carmen recently performed for this new video series discussing the topic “Uniting Our Divided States.” Here’s “Breathe.” To view the full episode visit Artists […]

Milwaukee Album Reviews: Porter Nickerson

By: Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Porter Nickerson, “Bonfire to Ash” (willyporter.com and carmennickerson.com) Willy Porter, one of the most successful singer-songwriters based in the Milwaukee area, may naturally get lead billing in his new act with singer-songwriter Carmen Nickerson. But frequently her shimmering voice seizes the spotlight, most effectively on “Living Proof,” an inspirational anthem that […]

Porter Nickerson set for Shrewsbury show

By Craig S. Semon Telegram & Gazette Staff While attending the Eau Claire campus of the University of Wisconsin, Willy Porter was instructed by his creative writing professor to write a poem at home and to read it in front of a mirror to see if he looked like a chump. If he did, the […]

Porter-Nickerson bring their popular collaborative song makings to The Blue Loon

By: Julie Stricker, Newsminer.com FAIRBANKS — In the six years since Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson started their musical collaboration, the two have created a lush aural landscape that touches on love, loss, relationships and the joys and hardships of everyday life. Guitarist and singer/songwriter Porter has been on the indie music scene for 25 years, mostly […]

A Dynamic Duo

By: Caitlin Skvorc, Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman WASILLA — Indie folk rock artist Willy Porter is up north this week with Carmen Nickerson from Milkwaukee, Wisconsin for a whirlwind tour of performances throughout the state. The finger-picking, crooning duo flew into Alaska Thursday for shows in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Palmer this weekend, and to promote their […]

Finger-Picking Guitarist Willy Porter Comes to The Hamilton

By: Dory Jackson, OnTap Magazine At 11 years old, Wisconsin-based musician Willy Porter had learned to play his first song on the guitar – “The House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals. For those familiar with the 60s tune, it isn’t your typical lighthearted song that the average pre-teen would be interested in playing. […]