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Willy Porter with special guest Stephanie Schneiderman
Sep 2, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 7:00

$23 Advance
$27 At the Door

Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die hard fans for more than two decades. Willy blurs the line between indie-folk and rock with his searing signature finger-picking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics, and playful, high-energy live performance style. He has shared world stages with music icons Jeff Beck, Tori Amos, and Paul Simon, carving out a successful solo career as an artist who makes music that resonates long after the last guitar chord fades.

Genre-busting Portland songwriter Stephanie Schneiderman opens the show.
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Willy Porter | 8:00 PM
From the release of his breakthrough album, 1994’s Dog Eared Dream, to the launch of his own record label, Weasel Records, in 2005, Willy is an artist dedicated to delivering high-test, original musical experiences. His 2015 album, Human Kindness, featured the songs “Train” and “Chippewa Boots,” performed live on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion by Willy and his singing/songwriting partner, Carmen Nickerson. The pair teamed up again in 2016 to make Bonfire to Ash, a record of co-writes produced by Grammy award-winner Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn, Jonatha Brooke).

Equally accomplished as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, his songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar-driven events--equal parts grit, soul, and muscle--that are electrifying, dynamic, and wholly original in the way that Willy’s voice blends and fuses with his virtuoso fret work.

Whether in the studio or on stage, Willy Porter gifts listeners with an unforgettable ride, embodying the very best of what live music has to offer.

“If you need another flat-top guitar hero, look no further than Willy Porter, a blindingly fleet and maddeningly nimble player. If you’re trying to get the hang of fingerstyle picking, you’ll either curse the dude or forsake all and follow him.” –Riverfront Times

“I found Willy on iTunes six years ago. Went to see him live and joined the converted.“
— Al Kooper (Bob Dylan/Blood, Sweat & Tears)

“Porter is a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone…“
— The Washington Post

“Porter accentuates well – rendered tales with spit – fire – percussive acoustic guitar strumming and fiery color – chord picking.“
— Billboard more >>>
Stephanie’s solo career began with a coveted spot in the 1999 Lilith Fair. Since then she has earned extensive NW radio play, a devout following and multiple appearances with some the nation’s top touring acts. Prior to Rubber Teardrop she has release six solo recordings- Stephanie Schneiderman (1999), Unbelievably Unbroken (2001), Fall Sessions EP (2001), Touch Down (2004) and Live at Kung Fu Bakery (2005), Dangerous Fruit (2008).In the past 5 years, she has gained widespread acclaim and exposure with her collaborative project, Dirty Martini (www.dirtymartinimusic.com). The Crosby, Stills and Nash-styled girl group has been corralling enthusiastic listeners and sellout crowds since their “one night only” gig together at a singles Valentine’s Day event. The group still headlines festivals throughout the NW regularly and has even agreed to open for her Portland, OR CD release performance for Rubber Teardrop.

Her musical accomplishments also extend to film, TV and beyond. In addition to placing songs on the WB’s primetime show Jack and Jill, and the title track for the movie Kat and Allison, three songs from the album Touch Down were used in the WB show Felicity and songs from Dangerous Fruit were placed on MTV’s Bad Girl Club and Real World. She has also produced three CDs featured as soundtracks for a series of popular children’s videos. OyBaby, OyBaby 2, That Baby DVD and the accompanying CDs have sold more than 30,000 combined units (www.thatbabydvd.com).

She has enjoyed success as an actress in films like Men of Honor, starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. as well as leads in several local productions. Her most recent nod combined music and theater in Profile Theater Project’s encore production of the hit Broadway musical The Full Monty.

In 2007 Stephanie founded and produced Voices for Silent Disasters (www.voicesforsilentdisasters.com). Portland’s first humanitarian concert series, Voices for Silent Disasters featured 35 artists through 10 concerts at three venues across the River City. She raised $70,000 for Mercy Corps in Uganda and has plans to continue the successful series in the future. more >>>