Porter & Sayles, the collaboration of singer/songwriters Christian Porter and Regina Sayles from northeastern Penn., allure their audience with a crossover between country, folk rock and a side of southern crooning. Porter, who appeared on Season four of NBC’s “The Voice,” blends the raw folk tones of Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers, the pop styling of Jason Mraz and the soulful, warmth of Phillip Phillips. Sayles has a strong, lovely voice that calls to mind freejazz Joni Mitchell as well as smooth and smoky Karen Carpenter and rocking Sheryl Crow. Their musical chemistry, eclectic instrumentation and lyrical collaboration creates a sonic fusion of pop, folk, rock and country. Porter & Sayles’ first original song release, “I’m Just Gonna Go,” led to their opening of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo’s 35th Anniversary Tour.
Concerts take place on eight consecutive Sunday evenings, June 9 – July 28 at the Scioto Park Amphitheater, 7377 Riverside Drive, in Dublin. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at approximately 8:30 p.m. Dinner and dessert will be available for purchase from weekly food trucks and dessert vendors.
For a full schedule of 2018 Sundays at Scioto concerts, visit dublinarts.org/sundaysatscioto. If weather conditions appear unfavorable, patrons may call the DAC voice mail at 614.889.7444, visit DAC’s website, Facebook page or follow Twitter updates (@DublinArts) for information regarding concert delays or cancellations.