Rebecca Porter is a singer-songwriter based in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Rebecca Porter balances her distinctive storytelling with the dynamics of her commanding voice in a unique display of soulful classic country.
A singer-songwriter born in Guam and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Rebecca Porter continues to forge her way in country music with songs that are heartfelt and honest.
A lifelong innate connection to music guided Porter into performing live as a young adult. Through a decade’s worth of live performance with Harrisonburg-Rockingham County area musicians, Porter learned the ropes of life as a performing and recording artist. When her work in cover bands came to a pause after the birth of her first child, Porter found herself stumbling through parenting an infant during a global pandemic. The pandemic and motherhood left Porter yearning for the return to connection and music.
In spring 2020, Porter sat down and committed to playing guitar and writing independently. The songs and stories she wrote helped her process a rocky childhood and young adult life checkered with domestic violence, generational trauma, discrimination that coincided with her life as a Pacific Islander woman growing up in rural Virginia, as well as more current struggles with postpartum loneliness and recurring depression. As the songs continued to be made, Porter wondered if her story songs would resonate with others.
Porter recorded with River Wash Recording in Richmond, Virginia, and released her debut extended play (EP) release - Prime Rainbow Conditions - in early 2022. Upon release, Prime Rainbow Conditions was met with open arms. Porter once again proved herself a force to be reckoned with. Although the project found some success, writing, recording and releasing an EP was a huge learning experience. Two of the main personal lessons were: Porter had a story and a voice that she wanted to continue sharing, and she wanted to use any of her own progress to hold the door open for others.
Most recently, Porter completed a crowdfunding campaign and raised the funds needed to support her next recording project. The new five song, full band EP will be released later this year and showcase five of Porter’s original songs.