About "The Porter House"
This song is my unsolicited endorsement for my favorite pub in all of Ireland. My partner and I spent 3 weeks driving around Ireland in a campervan this April. We ended up in Westport, County Mayo on a rainy day and wandered into a The Porter House pub looking for some Trad Music. It didn't take us long to fall in love with the place. We ended up staying an extra night so I could come back for more music the second night. I joined in the Trad session and played a few American songs and a few of my own. We left with great memories, friendships, and a new appreciation for Ireland's vibrant music community.
This song is about the magical ability music has to transcend time, language, age, history, memory... and everything in between. It's about finding something unexpected right where you expect to find it - or maybe it's about finding something true in unexpected places.
Whatever this song means to you, I hope you enjoy it. I had a great time writing it, recording it, and getting it in your hands. Listen. Share. Enjoy.