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 […]

Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson At The Jensen Center in Amherst WI

By: Michael Casper, The Scene Willy Porter is an extraordinary songsmith in the folk / bluesy vein, whose lyrics weave tales you follow as if on a pleasant walk. Native to Milwaukee, he thinks himself a ‘musical carny’ singing his soulful collection on stages around the world, pausing between tunes long enough to tell stories […]

New Jersey Stage Sound Bites

By Danny Coleman, New Jersey Stage “It’s everything small music rooms should be. There’s a patina, it’s the perfect room for people or artists who are on their way up or down. I’ve played there several times before; I love the vibe, the town, I just the love The Saint!”  Those are the words of Wisconsin’s […]

Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson to perform with Andy Goessling on Saturday

By: Jacob Beals, Iowa State Daily Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson will perform with Andy Goessling at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bluestem stage. Tickets cost $20 and are available at the door and at Eventbrite. Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday.  Courtesy of Matthew Bushey Currently playing shows […]

Willy Porter April Newsletter

Hey Friends! Willy & Carmen are excited to head East for a great run of shows soon! Before they do, the duo will be in Carmen’s home state of Iowa for gigs on 4/8 at CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids, and 4/9 Bluestem Stage in Ames. The East Coast tour gets underway on 4/13 in Portland […]

Willy Porter Brings the Heat With Human Kindness

By: Gus Campbell, on Aztec Review Willy Porter brings the heat with ‘Human Kindness’ Few artists have been able to combine humor and music without seeming like a novelty act. Even fewer have been able to pull off the combination at all. Though some of his songs have a deeper meaning, Willy Porter always maintains […]

Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson on Acoustic Cafe

Willy Porter (w/Carmen Nickerson) – 5/25/15 Willy Porter joins us this time to talk about his new record “Human Kindness.” One of the first guests on Acoustic Café in 1995, we’ve kept in touch with Willy through many in-studio sessions over the years, and it’s great fun to do another… Joining Willy is vocalist and […]