Liverpool Sound and Vision Reviews Bonfire to Ash

Porter Nickerson, Bonfire To Ash. Album Review. Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * All that is fire turns to ash eventually, the passion of misspent youth, the heat of reckless middle age, the slowing embers of love in mature grandeur, all set free on the wings of steam and the memory of […]

Review Bonfire to Ash from FATEA Magazine

By: John Knighton, FATEA Magazine Porter Nickerson Album: Bonfire To Ash Label: Weasel Tracks: 11 Website: This is a wonderful collection of songs from this American duo, who are currently touring the UK and I would urge you to go and see them in the flesh if this album is anything to go by. […]

Get Ready To Rock Reviews Bonfire to Ash

By: Pete Whalley, Get Ready to Rock Weasel Records [Release date 05.05.17] When Midwest based guitarist / singer-songwriter Willy Porter started out,  the success of the single ‘Angry Words’ (from his 1994 album Dog-Eared Dream) led to touring slots with the like of Tori Amos, Rickie Lee Jones, The Cranberries, Sting, Paul Simon, and Jeff […]

Album Review: Porter Nickerson Bonfire to Ash

By Maurice Hope, Flyin Shoes Review Porter Nickerson is duo of Milwaukee-based Willy Porter (lead, backing vocals, acoustic, electric guitar) and Carmen Nickerson (lead, backing vocals, percussion). Specializing in stylish lead vocals and eloquent harmony vocals their music in the main is warm, gentle and caressing. A mixture of the remnants of America’s 1960-1970 […]

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” ( and 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 […]