Porter and the Pale Ales

Throwback? Retro?  Fun! This band harkens back to the 30s through the 60s in America when lyrics were sweet, love was simpler, and the melodies were rich enough to wind 'round your brain to stay awhile. Think George Gershwin meets the early Beatles. Porter and the Pale Ales deliver a sound that is gentle, thoughtful, yet zesty!

Band Personnel

Sharon Porter- Vocals, Percussion, Baritone Ukulele

Matt Cooper-Keyboards, Melodica

Trudy Ostby-Violin

Jon St. Hilaire-Guitar, Vocals

Michael Snider-Acoustic Bass, Vocals 

Come see us!

  • October 20-Ten Depot Street, La Grande, Oregon 8 to 10 PM

  • YOUR next event (fundraising, celebration, just because!)

Sharon Porter


NEW CD coming soon! Just recorded at Rainmaker Studios, Pasco, Washington in August, it features Matt and Sharon. Here's a sample! 

Straighten Up and Fly Right sample.mp3

Collaborative CD with a cut from Porter and the Pale Ales! This compilation album has Porter and the Pale Ales playing "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"... a poignant song reflecting the struggles of the Great Depression.

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime_sample.mp3

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La Grande, Oregon 97850