Available Light

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Willy Porter has been working the singer/songwriter circuit for a good 16 years now, being picked up and traded between major and independent record labels and building a strong following among the demographic that considers Michael Hedges and Rickie Lee Jones superstars. On Available Light he shows himself equally capable of gritty contemplation "Available Light", sturdy but unaggressive folk-rock "Loose Gravel," "Reveal", and good-humored, technically impressive instrumentals "Hairball," the faintly jungle-influenced "Where Are My Keys?". He's also capable of instrumentals that are pretty without being very substantive "Sleepy Little" and of songs that gently and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Willy Porter has been working the singer/songwriter circuit for a good 16 years now, being picked up and traded between major and independent record labels and building a strong following among the demographic that considers Michael Hedges and Rickie Lee Jones superstars. On Available Light he shows himself equally capable of gritty contemplation "Available Light", sturdy but unaggressive folk-rock "Loose Gravel," "Reveal", and good-humored, technically impressive instrumentals "Hairball," the faintly jungle-influenced "Where Are My Keys?". He's also capable of instrumentals that are pretty without being very substantive "Sleepy Little" and of songs that gently and unexpectedly break your heart "One More September". His bandmembers are so good that half the time you don't notice they're there, but they build an atmosphere like a thunderhead on the title track, and they turn "Where Are My Keys?" into a richly textured layer cake of tones and rhythms that manages to showcase Porter's acoustic guitar without drowning it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • Label: Weasel Records
  • UPC: 616892831525
  • Catalog Number: 928315

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Available Light (3:42)
  2. 2 Loose Gravel (4:11)
  3. 3 Still Doing Time (4:54)
  4. 4 Set Yourself Free (3:32)
  5. 5 Sleepy Little (4:25)
  6. 6 Reveal (3:44)
  7. 7 Me & My Old Man (4:21)
  8. 8 Hairball (1:49)
  9. 9 One More September (5:50)
  10. 10 Where Are My Keys? (4:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Willy Porter Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Lap Steel Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric), Guitar (12 String Acoustic), Group Member
Steve Kleiber Bass Guitar, Group Member
Dave Adler Piano, Keyboards
Dave Schoepke Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Steve Kleiber Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Trevor Sadler Mastering
Willy Porter Composer, Programming, Producer, drum programming, Audio Production
Eric Melzer Cover Photo
Sarah Koch Graphic Design
Johnsmith Composer
Dave Adler Programming
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