Guitarist and singer/songwriter Willy Porter joins forces with vocalist and Milwaukee native Carmen Nickerson to form Porter Nickerson—two unique artists, one unforgettable sound.
Porter has been turning first-time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. His blistering guitar playing, rich songwriting, and warm, playful performance style make him a one-man triple threat. Nickerson is an ideal match. Her vocals add lush harmonies to Porter’s songs, making them feel both fresh and timeless. The pair collaborated on the 2013 EP Cheeseburgers and Gasoline and again on Porter’s 2015 record Human Kindness. In 2016 the duo performed as the featured musical guests on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion.
Porter Nickerson are excited to bring listeners the new disc, Bonfire to Ash, their first album of original co-writes produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Ben Wisch (March Cohn, Jonatha Brooke) slated for release November 2016.
Together these highly accomplished artists take audiences on a unique musical ride full of heart, grit, energy, and fun that showcases the best of what live music has to offer.