Just Announced Madison Concert: Willy Porter, 9.6.14

Willy Porter

Nationally-acclaimed musician Willy Porter is returning to Art in the Barn, 5927 Adams Rd., Fitchburg, WI to perform a benefit concert for Haiti Allies on Saturday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m.  Porter’s first concert for Haiti Allies in 2012 was a standing-room-only show that delivered an evening of songs with rich lyrics and accomplished finger-style guitar accompaniments.

Porter’s music moves easily from guitar-driven rock to the open-tuned wonderland of the new acoustic frontier. His live shows combine his guitar playing, songwriting and on-stage improvisational skills as a storyteller and performance artist.  Fellow artist Tori Amos says “Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever.”

With a career spanning more than 20 years, Porter’s latest CD is entitled, Cheeseburgers & Gasoline, (released Nov 2012) and is available from Weasel Records.  According to Billboard magazine,”Porter accentuates well-rendered tales with spit-fire-percussive acoustic guitar strumming and fiery color – chord picking.”

A show in this intimate venue delivers an up-close-and-personal interplay with the featured artist that’s truly unique in the music scene.  People attending the event are encouraged to come early and bring a picnic meal to enjoy before the concert. Handmade Haitian artwork and Madison-based Rusty Dog Coffee will be offered for sale.  Money raised will benefit Haiti Allies’ efforts in Haiti.

Tickets are $25 (children 6 and under are free) and available here or at Art in the Barn on the day of the show.


Over $4,000 Raised For Haiti Allies


HUGE thanks to all who came out to Art In The Barn on Saturday night to see Willy Porter perform and lend their support to Haiti Allies.   Over $4,000 was raised for this very important cause.

If you were not able to attend, but would still like to make a donation, click here.