Frank Porter

Frank Porter's 40th year of gigging approaches

As my title says I am old. Thanks for stopping by. My name is Frank Porter. Nice to meet you. I love music. In the past five years I have released three albums. In the past three years I have won two international songwriting awards, My 40th year of performing approaches. 2019. We are working towards at least one live show in PA. Maybe a second one in NY. It's a beautiful gift to be able to write songs. I am thankful every single day. For many things. The gift of music is a big part of my life for sure. I do have family and friends and like to do other things as well. I am a pretty bad-ass cook. I enjoy photography. I also enjoy hiking, swimming, and fishing. I love animals. Since this is a musician social networking site I will speak mostly of my music career and love of music. Please feel free to say hello. Don't be shy. I am looking for band mates. Hope to get to know you better as time passes. Frank







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music saved my life. It heals me for one thing. It is a great love in my life. I have always loved music from a very early age. I gives me an outlet and a way to express myself in a pure way.

What is your music dream?

I want to take my music career to the next level and the next... Headlining a major tour that includes Madison Square Garden would be pretty awesome!

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

The current system of things would have to go. Out with the old and in with the new. And the new system would be about loving and taking care of one another. Sharing and caring.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Rumble Boogie by Don Cherry

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Cream, Muddy Waters, Kiss, Ace Frehley, Neil Young, John Lennon, Janis Joplin Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Foghat, Johnny Winter, Roy Clark, Boston, and more...

What inspires you to make music?

Real life situations in many cases.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I have more than one message. So I will pick a main theme. We are the human race. Period. Color, culture, and everything else are secondary.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Exhilarated, excited, satisfied, like I am on a natural high.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

More transparency in the agreements we sign. In my case, do not be so afraid to work with someone who is outside your typical age requirements. Especially when they prove to have staying power and keep on working hard and putting out good music.

What do you think of Drooble?

Cool idea. Hoping it works for me.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Key word most... when band members

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I attend local shows and play charity events when possible.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Charisma, Professionalism, Highly motivated and driven. Intelligence, Strong image, Great performer, Be a good player of your instrument(s). Willing to wear more than one hat. In other words be willing to do what it takes.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Peaschee, The Paul Kurrey Band, Nytrous, Frank Porter's Problem Children, Craig Thatcher Band, James Supra Band