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American musician Willy Porter shares secrets to success at guitar workshop

American musician Willy Porter shares secrets to success at guitar workshop

Tara O'Connor

American musician Willy Porter shares secrets to success at guitar workshop

Blues fans enjoyed an intimate workshop from American musician Willy Porter on Saturday.


About 10 people gathered at Windsor Baptist Church to learn the secrets of Willy’s unique style of guitar playing.

He started by showing the group techniques he uses in his music, including palm muting and tapping before showing how they work together in one of his songs.

‘Big fan’ Kieran Chong, from Thame in Oxfordshire, said he wanted to learn ‘the mystery’ of Willy’s style.

The 21-year-old said: “I just love how he plays. It’s really unique and I’ve never heard anything like it before.”

It was Willy Porter’s third visit to Windsor, which he described as ‘gorgeous’.

The singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, said his music is a mix of blues, jazz and folk.

He said:  “Last year was my first workshop and I’ve done several workshops at festivals in the states.

“Generally, people are fairly serious players but sometimes I get people who have a curiosity and don’t know how to play at all.”

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