Life is full of challenges. Economic difficulties, serious illnesses, family problems, and political unrest plague people on a daily basis. How a person faces each challenge that comes their way however, says a lot about their character, who they are on the inside. Some people draw strength and inspiration from the experiences of others. Artists such as Jonny Porter help and inspire people to face and overcome life’s many challenges through the words of their lyrics. Such music helps people to see they are not alone in their struggles and that it is possible to overcome their problems. Drawing influences from artists such as Ben Howard, Kings of Leon and Dallas Green, Jonny Porter’s music is his own unique blend of Rock and Folk.
In the summer of 2015, Glenna Mitchener began managing Jonny’s Porter’s flourishing career. Jonny started working on his sophomore record which would see him fine-tune his craft as a songwriter. Jonny has recently hired Ross Hayes Citrullo and Renan Yildizdogan to produce his upcoming record. This brought his music to new and previously unexplored heights. Soaring harmonies, edgy rhythms, and poetic lyrics blend to ignite a musical experience that is both emotional and unforgettable.
“The Faces start to contort, a nauseating reality. Worst infliction sets in with Normandy inside of me.” are the lyrics by Canadian musician Jonny Porter on “1944”, the definitively bleak opening track to his upcoming record “Grave Birds”. It sets the tone for the rest of the tracks that cover themes such as love lost, self-destructiveness, and struggles of daily life.
Jonny Porter’s sophomore effort “Grave Bird,” will be released on Gypsy Soul Records, this January 2017. To stay up to date with news, performances and appearances, visit www.jonnyportermusic.com.