Indigenous in Music with Larry K – Murray Porter in our Spotlight Interview (Blues)

Welcome to indigenous in Music, here is this week’s show. Join Larry and his guest from Vancouver, B.C. singer, songwriter blues musician, Murray Porter. He has just released his 3rd album “Stand Up. You can find out all about Murray and hear his music on the web at murrayporter.ca

Enjoy music from Murray Porter, Irv Lyons Jr., Eagle & Hawk, Jasmine Netsena, Celeigh Cardinal, Don Amero, Marcia Chum, The Dustin Harder and Prairie Soul, Nortec Collective, Crystal Shawanda, Khu.eex, Janel Munoa, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas, Dj Bitman, Locos Por Juana, STOik, Aleah Belle, XAXO, Cody Coyote, Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie, Tchutchu, A Tribe Called Red, Whilk & Misky, Pitbull, Gina Loring, Laura Niquay, Midnight Shine, Cary Morin, Feightrain, Tracy Lee Nelson and much much more.

To Skip to Spotlight Interview, click forward two times to segment 3….Enjoy!

BIO:
Blues Man Murray Porter’s music career has taken him all over the world for the last 40 years. He’s a
proud Mohawk man from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in southern Ontario, who now lives
on Squamish Nation territory in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Murray may have a blues soul to the core, but he also grew up on rock and roll, R & B and country
music. Porter’s first CD since his 2012 JUNO Award for ‘Aboriginal Album of the Year’ is titled,
“STAND UP!” and reflects these early musical influences. He strongly feels that this next album is
some of his best music to date.

His new music is a little bit of protest songs, a little bit of love songs, and a little bit of fun songs.
Murray’s well respected in both the Indigenous and Blues music communities. His voice is as smooth
as a velvet growl.

The new songs address many issues facing Indigenous People today including: ‘No More’ (Idle No More
movement); ‘Highway 16’ (Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women & Girls); ‘Don’t Let Go’ (Suicide
prevention); ‘The Water’ (State of the water today in Indigenous communities); ‘In the Same Canoe’
(Unity amongst all People).

Plus, in true Murray Porter fashion, he has some tongue-in-cheek songs and heartfelt songs about Love:
‘Please Stay Gone’; ‘Some Day I’ll Never Learn’; ‘Two Hearts One Soul’; ‘Love Will Find a Way’.
Whether he is playing an intimate venue for local blues fans, as a solo, duo, trio or with his four-piece
band, or on a festival stage to thousands of music aficionados, Porter’s love of performing comes
across clear and strong. He has been compared to Dr. John, Joe Cocker and even Elton John! Robbie
Robertson has called Porter “a master bluesman.” He captivates audiences wherever he performs
and makes new fans…and they never leave his show disappointed.

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