Home / Today in Milwaukee / Willy Porter

Willy Porter

Tonight @ Shank Hall, 8 p.m.

Nov. 18, 2009
Google plus Linkedin Pinterest
Mequon songwriter Willy Porter conjures Bob Dylan on the title track to his recession-inspired new album, How to Rob a Bank, a portrait of America’s credit crunch. In the spirit of the times, though, his scheme is more Bernie Madoff than Bonnie and Clyde. “I’m gonna secure myself a seat on the board of directors first … I’ll get some decent suits and a bogus business plan,” Porter sings. “That’s how you rob a bank.” In channeling the populism of Woody Guthrie, Porter eases up on the acoustic guitar heroics that have been a staple of previous albums, but has crafted some of his most tuneful songs yet.

Poll

Do you feel that America is in the most fragile state that it has ever been in your lifetime?

Getting poll results. Please wait...