The Porchistas started as a bunch of friends writing and singing songs late into summer nights, on their rickety porch on Forest Street in Montclair, New Jersey. That evolved to DIY house concerts and block parties that continue today. Their songs navigate through the rock genre; Folk, swing, surf, reggae, blues, psychedelic, punk – always rock and roll. The Porchistas have developed friendships with musicians throughout The U.S. that shape the identity of who they are as a band. They see music and art as community building endeavors.
The Porchistas have performed at the WNTI Stage Festival, The Jersey Shore Music Festival, The Wellmont Theater and The Hoboken Arts & Music Festival, just to name a few. They’ve shared stages with Nicole Atkins, Willie Nile, Brick & Mortar, PineGrove, Thomas Wesley Stern, The Grand Slambovians, Billy Hector and countless others. They also performed at and were the primary organizers of Tierneys Tavern Music Festival, an event that drew 4,000 + people.
With the recent release of their 5th CD, “Shoot it at the Sun” The Porchistas build upon their ever-growing reputation throughout the metropolitan area as a band known for deft songwriting and musicianship. Although all previous Porchistas releases have received notable reviews, Shoot it at the Sun continues to receive shining feedback from NJarts.net, The Aquarian Weekly, The Asbury Park Press, NJ Stage Magazine, The Montclair Times, Northjersey.com, JerseyBeat Magazine and many more – “Combining an honest simplicity with a wicked talent for arrangement and construction, The Porchistas’ great new CD, Shoot It At The Sun, is the surefire money shot straight into that elusive, face turning solar plexus of musical success.” John Pfeifer The Aquarian Weekly