Joel Porter is a promising electronic-acoustic folk artist from North Dakota, who’s presently residing in Nashville. His new track “Ready for the Harrow” is a highlight from his upcoming Hiraeth EP, out on August 3rd. Listen here
Joel Porter is an ambient-folk writer, instrumentalist, and producer from North Dakota, now living in Nashville, TN. As an instrumentalist, he has recorded string and brass parts for Foreign Fields, Hembree, Matthew and the Atlas, and Boom Forest. In 2017, with the guidance of producer Eric Hillman (Foreign Fields), he introduced his intimate, ambient-folk solo project with the release of the nature-inspired “Mountain Twin EP”. Again in collaboration with Hillman, Joel is set to release his heritage-inspired “Hiraeth EP'” in August 2018.
A native musical son of Bismarck, Joel went to Nashville to find his truth. He woke up early to pour coffee, stayed up late to finish songs, and along the way met other travelers* seeking the same truth that he was. These people moved him, and were moved by him, and along the way he discovered that he was the treasure he had been seeking.
He returned to North Dakota and discovered that there were spirits hidden in cracks and crevices everywhere he looked. His simple observation could coax these beautiful truths out of hiding. His dreams of mountainside campfires, and prairie oceans were full of them. And from these observations he felt certain he was emboldening and strengthening the truths that he was finding. Making them richer and deeper.