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Guitarist Willy Porter & Singer Carmen Nickerson To Perform At Roy's Hall
originally published: 03/01/2018
(BLAIRSTOWN, NJ) -- Wisconsin-based guitarist/songwriter Willy Porter and singer/songwriter Carmen Nickerson will perform at Roy’s Hall in Blairstown on March 15 at 8:00pm in support of their latest release Bonfire to Ash, produced by Grammy award winner Ben Wisch.
Porter and Nickerson are an exciting addition to the indie-duo scene. With their liquid harmonies and unassailable, playful performance chemistry, these two solo artists have joined their unique talents to create music that resonates long after the last chord fades.
Porter’s blistering guitar playing and rich songwriting provides the perfect architecture to support Nickerson’s lush vocals, complimenting and elevating Porter’s songs to make them feel both fresh and timeless. The pair first 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’sA Prairie Home Companion.
Bonfire to Ash marks the duo’s first full-length collaboration. This album charts experiences that bridge the intimate with the universal. From the heady bloom of new love (“Old Red Barn”), to the urgency to save love from skidding out of reach forever (“Loving On Her Mind”). Music critic for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Piet Levy, writes, "Ash burns brightest when Porter and Nickerson share their voices and different perspectives of a lonely relationship on "Echo of Love.""
Porter and Nickerson perfect an engaging dialogue through these songs that carries over into their captivating live shows.
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Together these highly accomplished artists take audiences on a singular musical ride full of heart, grit, energy, and fun that showcases the best of what live music has to offer.
Tickets are $24.50 in advance and $29.50 Day-Of-Show. Tickets are available online.
Roy's Hall is located at 30 Main Street in Blairstown, New Jersey.
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