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. […]

NEW Summer Tour Dates!

Hey Friends! We’ve got some great gigs recently added to Willy’s summer tour. July 21, join Willy & Carmen at Washington DC’s cool music spot, The Hamilton. Steve Forbert supports. August Willy heads to the UK for several dates before kicking off his sold out Guided Tour of Ireland. Head on over to the tour […]

“Human Kindness” keeps singer-songwriter going strong

By: Eli Okun, Manchester Union Leader In the early 1990s, a Milwaukee improv comedy troupe sometimes hired musicians to come play in the middle of their shows; They’d participate in a scene or two, working with cast members to make up songs on the spot. It’s that experience that taught guitarist, singer and songwriter Willy […]

Porter, Nickerson to perform at Caffe Lena this weekend

By: Lauren Halligan, Saratogian SARATOGA SPRINGS >> In preparation for their upcoming album folk rock duo Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson are hitting the road on a tour that will stop through the Spa City this weekend. Porter is a Milwaukee-based guitarist and singer known for his high-energy finger-picking style and thoughtful songwriting, and his […]