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Sun, Sep 24


Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge

Willy Porter/Carmen Nickerson

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2017, 7:00 PM

Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge, 12198 Old Rte 9n, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA

About the Event

Porter  Nickerson are a duo that embody the best of what live music has to  offer: heart, grit, and the kind of raw musicianship that transforms  listeners into long-time fans. Willy Porter’s searing finger-picking  guitar style deftly blends with Carmen Nickerson’s lush vocals to create  an unforgettable sound that resonates long after the last chord fades. A  virtuoso guitarist, Porter has more than ten albums to his catalogue  including Dog Eared Dream (1994) which yielded the top 10 AAA single,  “Angry Words.” He has shared the stage with rock and pop luminaries such  as Jeff Beck, Sting, Paul Simon, Tori Amos and Jethro Tull. Nickerson  is an accomplished Jazz, R&B, and Rock vocalist from the Midwest  who has also contributed her talents to studio and voice-over work in  L.A. The pair met following the release of Porter’s 2010 album How to  Rob a Bank and, finding their musical sensibilities a quick match, began  collaborating soon after. The result has been a rich experience of  performing and writing: Nickerson’s vocals feature on the yearning “Iowa  Sky” from Porter’s 2013 EP Cheeseburgers and Gasoline and on the song  “This Train” from 2015’s Human Kindness. In 2016 the pair were featured  music guests on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, performing on one of  Garrison Keillor’s last broadcasts.

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