December 2019 Concerts for a Cause has announced the headline performer for its Jan. 25 concert will be Willy Porter. Also appearing in the fabulous and intimate Lucas Estate concert venue setup will be Ryan M. Brewer. \u201cWe are excited to kick off our fifth season of concerts with two really talented singer songwriters. If you like musical storytellers, you will love Ryan Brewer and Willy Porter,\u201d stated Concerts for a Cause co-founder Steve Neely. Remember, all proceeds for each concert supports a local charity. The Jan. 25 concert supports the Little Red Door\u2019s Summer Camp for kids with cancer. Willy Porter For those unfamiliar with him, Willy Porter has been turning first-time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. Willy blurs the line between indie-folk and rock with his searing signature fingerpicking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics and playful, high-energy live performance style. He has shared world stages with music icons Jeff Beck, Tori Amos and Paul Simon, carving out a successful solo career as an artist who makes music that resonates long after the last guitar chord fades. From the release of his breakthrough album, 1994\u2019s \u201cDog Eared Dream,\u201d to the launch of his own record label, Weasel Records, in 2005, Willy is an artist dedicated to delivering high-test, original musical experiences. His 2015 album, \u201cHuman Kindness,\u201d featured the songs \u201cTrain\u201d and \u201cChippewa Boots,\u201d performed live on NPR\u2019s \u201cA Prairie Home Companion\u201d by Willy and his singing\/songwriting partner Carmen Nickerson. The pair teamed up again in 2016 to make \u201cBonfire to Ash,\u201d a record of co-writes produced by Grammy award-winner Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn, Jonatha Brooke). Willy\u2019s most recent project is the EP \u201cmnemonic,\u201d which features several new songs, including the instrumental \u201cBears Ears & The Great Law,\u201d along with several catalog classics revisited and reimagined. Equally accomplished as a guitarist, singer and songwriter, his songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar-driven events\u2014equal parts grit, soul and muscle\u2014that are electrifying, dynamic and wholly original in the way that Willy\u2019s voice blends and fuses with his dizzying fretwork. Whether in the studio or on stage, Willy Porter gifts listeners with an unforgettable ride, embodying the very best of what live music has to offer. Porter\u2019s Accolades: \u201cIf you need another flat-top guitar hero, look no further than Willy Porter, a blindingly fleet and maddeningly nimble player. If you\u2019re trying to get the hang of fingerstyle picking, you\u2019ll either curse the dude or forsake all and follow him.\u201d \u2014Riverfront Times \u201cI found Willy on iTunes six years ago. Went to see him live and joined the converted.\u201d \u2014Al Kooper (Bob Dylan\/Blood, Sweat & Tears) \u201cPorter is a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone\u2026\u201d \u2014The Washington Post \u201cPorter accentuates well-rendered tales with spitfire-percussive acoustic guitar strumming and fiery color-chord picking.\u201d \u2014Billboard Concerts for a Cause Makes a Difference for Local Charities According to Bruce Kidd, Concerts for a Cause co-founder, \u201cThe first four years of concerts have far exceeded our thoughts for the number of people (3,200) who might attend and the amount of dollars ($200,000) we would be able to donate. Our sincere thanks to everyone who supported us by attending our concerts. I really believe our 2020 concerts will be our biggest and best to date\u2014I hope many more people will join us for great live music and a chance to impact hundreds of kids\u2019 and adults\u2019 lives.\u201d 2019 Concerts Contributions to Local Charities: January 2019 concert: School on Wheels received $18,000 April 2019 concert: Brooke\u2019s Place received $20,000 July 2019 concert: Agape received $17,000 October 2019 concert: A Kid Again received $14,000 Date \u2013 Jan. 25 Lucas Estate, 1143 W 116th St 6\u20137 p.m. is a reception with lots of food and drinks\u2014all included in a ticket purchase 7 p.m. will be Ryan M. Brewer, a talented local singer songwriter 8 p.m. is Willy Porter, a gifted acoustic guitar player and folk-pop songwriter The concert will support the Little Red Door\u2019s Summer Camp for kids with cancer.