Americana Heavyweights Coming Together for Chris Porter’s Final Record

Americana Heavyweights Coming Together for Chris Porter’s Final Record

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On Wednesday, October 19th at roughly 2:00 p.m., the unthinkable happened for any touring band when the vehicle Austin musicians Chris Porter and tour mate Mitchell Vandenburg were riding in—touring under the name Porter and the Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes—-was struck from behind by a tractor trailer, pinning them underneath another truck in front of them. Both Chris Porter and Mitchell Vanderburg were killed. A third member of the band—drummer Adam Nurre—remarkably survived the crash, but was injured as well.

Well-known, and well-loved throughout the Austin music scene and beyond, the death of Chris Porter sent shockwaves throughout the independent roots music community,…



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