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Willy Porter with special guest Caroline Aiken
Sep 6, 2019 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.
Ticket sales ended Sep 6, 2019 7:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
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 >>>
Caroline Aiken | 8:00 PM
After years of touring and performing, beginning in 1969 from NY to California, the Pacific Northwest, South America and Europe, Caroline Aiken returned to her roots in Georgia in the mid 80's, to her hometown of Atlanta, where she became a dynamic force in the city's acoustic and folk scene, influencing up and coming young Georgia artists like Shawn Mullins and the Indigo Girls. Touring to support her 8th recording live with full band: WELCOME HOME, is available on download here: www.carolineaiken.
Her 7th recording ARE WE THERE YET, MAMA? garnered a first draft nomination for a GRAMMY.

Her bluesy voice, masterful finger picking guitar style and hypnotic stage presence made her the artist of choice to open for such diverse music legends as Arlo Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Doc Watson, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, Little Feat, the Beach Boys, Richie Havens and many others during her 43 year career.

Aiken has also been headliner on the main stage at the Kerrville Festivals (14 times since ’95), Falcon Ridge, High Sierra, Ga. Music Hall Of Fame mainstage performances with B52s and Mother’s Finest and Otis Redding Songwriting Camp, and co-billed with Ruthie Foster at the Mendocino Music Festival, with radio support in all corners of the country and Europe.
She teaches SPAWNING GROUND performance workshops for all ages and has a stable of talented students making their mark with her guidance.
Caroline has performed for countless charitable events for at risk children, animals, and environmental awareness.

“Caroline Aiken is one of the reasons music will always survive.”
Bruce Burch/ 30 yr EMI writer/ UGA and Kennesaw State
University Music Business College

Caroline is one of Atlanta's most talented and respected performing songwriters. I guarantee absolute joy.."
Eddie Owen of Eddie’s Attic, Atlanta more >>>