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Dog Eared Dream [Bonus Track]

Dog Eared Dream [Bonus Track]

by Willy Porter
     
 

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Patty Larkin is a good female comparison to Willy Porter. Both are awesome guitarists and humorous storytellers who write and sing songs that cross genre borders, generally landing somewhere between folk, rock, pop, and blues, with the occasional soulful tinge. Dog Eared Dream was originally released independently in 1994, and reissued in

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Patty Larkin is a good female comparison to Willy Porter. Both are awesome guitarists and humorous storytellers who write and sing songs that cross genre borders, generally landing somewhere between folk, rock, pop, and blues, with the occasional soulful tinge. Dog Eared Dream was originally released independently in 1994, and reissued in 1995 by Private Music thanks to a buzz built by Porter's relentless touring and adult alternative radio's crush on him. "Angry Words" was the catalyst for the attention, and rightfully so. It's a catchy little ditty detailing the cathartic moment when you realize your broken heart might finally be mended. Here and elsewhere, Porter seems to be a bit of a romantic, an earnest man, and a trusted friend. His sensitivity glistens in songs like "Watercolor," "Cold Wind," and "Boab Tree." The first is a full-on love song, tender, sweet, and lovely. "Cold Wind" is a quiet, touching tribute to a friend with HIV, and "Boab Tree" paints a peaceful scene of Australian aborigines performing a ritual on a dark, rainy night as he observes from a passing train. Using the more subtle dynamics of his voice and acoustic guitar, Porter shines brightest on these poignant tracks. (Although his bouncy tale of an 18-wheel savior in "Jesus on the Grille" is pretty catchy, too.) With all this going for it, it's no wonder that Dog Eared Dream got so much attention for a talented fellow from Wisconsin. [This version of the album contains the bonus track "Moonbeam."]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/21/2005
Label:
Six Degrees
UPC:
0657036111424
catalogNumber:
361114

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willy Porter   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Cathy Braaten   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
David Adler   Keyboards,Guest Appearance
John Calarco   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Steve Kleiber   6-string bass
Miguelito Lovelace   Slide Guitar,Guest Appearance
Biff Uranus   Fiddle,Electric Violin
Michael Walls   Percussion,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Tom Pirozzoli   Composer
Neil Dorfsman   Engineer,Remixing
Mike Hoffman   Producer,Engineer
Willy Porter   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
John Calarco   Arranger,Composer
Steve Kleiber   Composer
L.J. Booth   Composer
Asa Miura   Composer
Biff Blumfungagnge   Composer
Mike Rayburn   Composer
Peter Diantoni   Cover Photo
Eric Klossowski   Art Direction
Mike Hoffman   Audio Production
Doug Gill   Composer

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