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 […]

Daydream believer: Willy Porter contemplates the fate of human kindness

By: Chris Parker, Colorado Springs Independent Being a songwriter these days is no mean feat for anyone, including Milwaukee’s Willy Porter, who released his first album a quarter-century ago, and has cultivated a cult audience with the care and oversight of an organic farmer. During that time period, he’s also watched the recording world become […]

Original Christmas music pushes Willy Porter’s creative abilities

By: Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel When he was in eighth grade, Willy Porter received a Christmas gift that changed his life. “My parents gave me my first real guitar,” Porter said. “I just remember playing it until my fingers were raw, and I haven’t really stopped doing that.” For 25 years, the Mequon native’s […]

Family Affair: Willy Porter’s latest folk album got a boost from his kids

By: Adrian Gomez, Albequerque Journal Willy Porter is excited to be out on the road. The singer-songwriter worked tirelessly on his current album, “Human Kindness” for three years. “It’s been pretty nonstop,” he says during a recent phone interview. “I’ve been working on and off for three years and finally have the album out.” Porter […]