Willy Porter

Feb 7, 2011 |  0 comments
Date: Feb 7, 2011 Time: 
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“How To Rob A Bank,” the latest release from esteemed guitarist/singer-songwriter Willy Porter, showcases his continued growth as a songwriter and recording artist. Porter offers a rich blend of salt and sugar with tracks that move easily from rough-hewn electric edges into soulful irony with equal aplomb. Jeff Giles of Popdose.com says, “It’s another solid entry in a discography full of them, and one of the smarter, more durable albums of grown-up music we’re likely to get this year.” Having toured with artists as diverse as Jeff Beck and Tori Amos, Porter capitalizes on his experience as a seasoned live performer on How To Rob A Bank. World-renowned guitarist Greg Koch had this to say about Porter’s new disc: “you get the same feeling listening to it as you do from one of his solo gig’s…that you are in the presence of greatness…” Each song is a fresh cross-pollination of styles, genres and musical forms. In the Woody Guthrie-informed, would-be bank robber’s pre-heist confessional title track: [Porter] sings the bailout blues: ‘You can’t walk in there brazen with an Uzi like Patty Hearst /I’m gonna secure myself a seat on the board of directors first / That’s how you rob a bank.’ Given the cyclical nature of corporate scandals, it’s likely that How To Rob A Bank — and the rest of Porter’s new album…will remain timely for years to come… (The Onion)

visit his website: http://www.willyporter.com/

tickets are $16 in advance, $21 day of show

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