Our guest for this episode is Billie-Jo Porter.
Growing close to the nation’s country music capital Tamworth, it seems appropriate that Billie-Jo felt drawn to the influences of songwriters like Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Shania Twain, and the Waifs. Growing up in a music-loving family Billie-Jo has been immersed in the songs of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, John Williamson, and Carol King.After starting singing when in primary school years she discovered her passion for the guitar and the lyrics in her 20’s. When on a working holiday in Canada and North America Billie-Jo discovered her calling, and her writing has been prolific within the 15 years of her songwriting. With numerous live performances under her belt, most notably including the Summer Street Fest in Canada, Bello Winter Music Festival, and Tamworth Country Music Festival, 2021 is a year to bring her growing fanbase a taste of the recorded music, with her first single ‘Feels Like Us’ just release, a number of follow up singles due, before the release of her debut album, released with the ARIA award-winner producer and singer-songwriter Nicholson, at his Central Coast Studio ‘The Sound Hole’.
Her outstanding talent as a songwriter has been evident through not just her own music but in her co-writing as well with collaborations with other artists like the band Quasi Dada, the result of which was an EP, Kevin Bennett in co-writing a duet, Andrew Swift’s latest single ‘Head Full of Honey’ and Kyle Gale’s single ‘Upside Down’.