David Porter is an Alaska-born and North Carolina-raised singer/guitarist/song writer. David performs a vast array of classic acoustic folk rock songs from the 60’s and 70’s through today’s hits, as well as numerous original tunes.
David Porter is a singer/guitarist/song writer. Residing in Matthews, NC for over 25 years, David has been playing guitar, singing, and writing songs since he was 16 years old. His performing career has taken him from the Charlotte area through the NC Triad, to the vibrant music scene of Austin, TX, down to the Low Country of Hilton Head Island, into talent-rich Louisville, KY, and back to the Charlotte area again, where he has appeared regularly for the past several years.
His song list comprises over 300 selections, all performed “by heart”, with more being added all the time. Along with his musical collaborator, Marty Miller, David has produced three cd’s of original music, “The Family Heart”, “Creature Comforts”, and their third cd, “High Water Line”, which was released in January of 2018.
David Porter FAQs
Q. What style of music do you play?
A. I specialized in classic acoustic folk/rock from the 60’s and 70’s through today’s hits
Q. How many pieces do you typically play as and what instruments are they?
A. I am a solo act and play 6- and 12-string acoustic guitar and harmonica
Q. Do you play in other configurations?
Q. Why did you become a professional musician?
A. Having parents who loved classical music, and two older sisters who loved rock and pop, I was introduced to a wide range of music at an early age. Those early experiences ignited a passion that I’ve carried throughout my entire life. When career and financial opportunities, along with a supporting wife, allowed for it, I took the leap into full-time performing and haven’t looked back!
Q. Where are you located?
A. Matthews, NC
Q. Do you travel?
A. Yes – up to an hour’s drive (give or take)
Q. Why should an event professional book you?
A. I’m a professional. I have a great repertoire and sound, a fun and easy-going rapport with my audience, and even provide copies of my song list (when appropriate) so that people who come to see me can request their favorite tunes to sing along and dance with. I can tailor my performance to high-energy locations or the most intimate, family-friendly settings. I always arrive early to ensure a complete set-up and on-time start, I don’t drink while I perform, and I can assure my clients a professional appearance and presentation.
Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?
A. Yes. My lighting is fairly minimal considering I am a solo performer.