Joel Porter
Who are your musical influences?

My parents and family, Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Asgier, Gregory Alan Isakov, Simon & Garfunkle, Coldplay, Hans Zimmer, Olafur Arnalds. Foreign Fields, Henri Jamison

What was your first Concert?

A symphony concert in my hometown of Bismarck, North Dakota.

What moment made you want to pursue music as a career?

I’m not sure if I have that type of romantic story for my music career. It’s something I’ve always done and truly enjoyed, been a driving force in teaching me to be vulnerable and communicate, and challenged my thinking in so many ways… so within that joy, practice, and struggle, its more of a case of pursuing what gives brings me life. I’d like to believe its something I’d do regardless of it being a career.

Where is your home base?

Nashville, TN