Jonny Porter is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter whose style converges at the far edges of rock, blues and alt-country. Jonny cut his teeth as the drummer in the successful Reggae/Rock band Staylefish where he earned multiple awards at the London Music Awards , performed at Vans Warped Tour , and opened for the likes of Down With Webster , Subb , Stomp Records All Stars , and The English Beat.
Following his departure from Staylefish, Jonny recorded his debut full-length album Grave Bird released in 2017. While on tour supporting this release, Jonny shared the stage with Rik Emmett of Triumph , John Wozniak of Marcy’s Playground , Todd Kerns of SLASH , Spenny (Kenny vs. Spenny), Five Alarm Funk , and Ko and performed at Canadian Music Week , and Burlington Sound of Music Festival.
Jonny released a follow up EP Look Out in 2020, the title track of which garnered over 32,000 streams on Spotify and deepened his creative partnership with longtime collaborator Steve Kirstein (The Glorious Sons, Boston Levi).
“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” The words resonate with Jonny Porter. Having struggled with heroin addiction, he’s come out on the other side clean and is now devoting his musical talents to bring awareness to the Opiate Epidemic in North America, educating anyone about the dangers and lifestyle that come with such a disease.
Jonny Porter delivers chef d’oeuvre with “Almost At Heaven”. A song about finding yourself, letting go of guilt and getting a foothold in this primordial soup we call life. Heaven or Hell — you decide.
The single “Almost at Heaven” is available everywhere February 9th.