Frank Porter is an award-winning professional guitarist, independent songwriter and band leader with over 30 years of experience. He is a dedicated and reliable professional entertainer who writes and performs his own original acoustic songs, upbeat and unique instrumentals, as well as select classic rock cover songs. Blues, folk and rock primarily influence Frank’s music. Frank signed with Tate Music Group for his “Who I Am” album in 2013, released an independent live album in 2015 titled simply, “Frank Porter–Live,” and is already working on a new studio album and DVD for 2017.
Honors he received include winning first place in the Gibson/Epiphone-sponsored Guitarfest in 2008 at the House Of Guitars in Rochester, NY, and in 2015, taking 6th place in the instrumental category of Indie International’s worldwide songwriting contest with his song, “Fly” (where the winner was trained at The Academy of Music in Dresden, Germany). That’s pretty good for a self-taught musician and songwriter!
Venues he has appeared at include Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, PA; the Lititz Chocolate Walk in Lititz, PA; “MakeMusicNewYork” Festival, CBGB’s and Gussy’s Bar in NYC; Cosmic Cafe at Boathouse Row, Connie’s Ric Rac, The Fire, Legendary Dobbs, Warmdaddys, Love Park, The Fringe Festival and World Café Live in Philadelphia; John and Peter’s in New Hope, PA; Lehigh Valley Farm Fest, Mayfair, Macungie Memorial Park, Crocodile Rock (where his band opened for Jackyl and Taylor Hicks) in the Lehigh Valley; Hollystock 2016, Cooper River Park, The BoneYard and Le Grand Fromage in New Jersey. Frank also has been featured in various area magazines, and on radio and television shows.