News from the Porch
News From The Porch: Front Porch’s first ever Gear Swap
The Front Porch hosted our first ever Gear Swap this past weekend, for musicians to buy, sell, and trade their old instruments, audio equipment, and gear.
News From The Porch: Emily Morrison on NBC 29’s Community Conversation
The Front Porch’s Executive Director Emily Morrison was recently featured on NBC 29’s “Community Conversation.” She talked about the importance of music in this stressful era, the growth of The Front Porch through the pandemic, and ways to get involved. You can check out her interview HERE.
News From The Porch: CBS19 Story on Hospice Partnership
Watch CBS19’s news story about The Front Porch’s recent partnership with Hospice of the Piedmont, and learn more about our budding partnership.
The Front Porch is deeply honored to launch a partnership with Hospice of the Piedmont. Since the beginning of this year, we’ve been sending musicians to play for Hospice patients, their family members, and caregivers at The Linden House Assisted Living and The Blake. Our goal is that music will provide warmth, peace, and connection during end of life care.
Black History of the Banjo
For many years, the banjo was played primarily by Black folks. So how did the instrument become associated with a particularly white, rural music? Let’s learn about the complicated history of the banjo.
Album Release!!! Wild Rain by Jack Tierney is out NOW
Jack Tierney’s debut album Wild Rain is now out on Bandcamp and all streaming platforms! Blending soothing, ethereal melodies and indie-folk guitar lines with dream-like imagery and a poetic lyricism, Wild Rain draws you in and doesn’t let you go. Throughout, Jack explores the relative isolation of his mid and late-20s – compounded by the loneliness of quarantine – with an honest vulnerability and plainness. Listen to Wild Rain today!
SHOW ALERT: The Slocan Ramblers at The Front Porch 12/18
Put your dancing shoes on and come out to join us at The Front Porch on Saturday, 12/18 for the Slocan Ramblers! The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Learn more about the band and read an interview with Frank Evans, the banjo player. Come join us!
Let’s Talk Banjokes!
The Front Porch loves our banjo-pickin’ friends. We love poking fun at them too! Here are our favorite “banjokes” and memes to get you laughing and tuning up your banjos. Enjoy!
Music is Fun Ft. Marty Collin
Meet Marty Collin! Marty teaches beginner mandolin, guitar, and banjo here at The Front Porch in Charlottesville. Learn more about how Marty found The Front Porch, his career as a playwriter, and his love of music!