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Human Kindness

Willy Porter

Weasel Records 2015

Review by David Bowling

 

Willy Porter is a self-taught musician who is now two plus decades and ten albums into his career. He has now returned with his latest album titled Human Kindness.

He is backed by a full band as he presents an album of acoustic and electric pop songs that utilize radio friendly melodies. The use of various keyboards including a mellotron and synthesizer, plus a saxophone add an increased sophistication to his music.

His songs tells wonderful stories. Tracks such as “Chippewa Boots,” “Walking With The Man,” “My Bird Can Sing,” and “Roses In The Rain” are an interesting journey through his mind.

During the past 25 years, Willy Porter has honed his craft well. Human Kindness is the latest link in a series of quality albums.

Rating: ***

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