August 31, 2018Willy Porterand special guestDanny Godinez7pm doors - 8pm show$23 adv - $27 doors21+
WILLY PORTERWilly 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. 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.
Press Quotes:“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
DANNY GODINEZGuitarist/singer-songwriter Danny Godinez has been a mainstay in the Seattle music scene for over a decade. He is known for his inventive and inspiring solo performances which showcase his fiery guitar technique, thoughtful vocal songs, and experimental grooves using innovative guitar looping. He has played with a wide variety of musical figures including Carlos Santana, Jason Mraz, Tim Reynolds, Rodrigo y Gabriella, ZZ Top, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Jonny Lang. He has toured extensively throughout Europe and the United States.
“Danny Godinez plays guitar just the way I like it; with fire and beauty, grace and melody, intensity and passion.”— Michael Shrieve, Santana