Two of Austin Texas’ most promising young musician were killed Wednesday, Oct. 19th, in a horrific car accident. The band was in their van stuck in traffic while traveling through North Carolina.
The band was on their way to a concert in Baltimore, but they would not make it. The band was stuck in bumper to bumper traffic due to three other accidents up the highway.
They had no idea their lives would be coming to an end.
AN 18 Wheeler was barreling down the interstate high way and did not see the traffic ahead. The momentum of the truck carried into the Chris Porter’s van.
It completely crushed the van and killed two of the three people within. Chris Porter and bassist Mitchell Vandenburg were killed on impact. Their drummer, Adam Nurre, suffered terrible injuries but survived the crash.
According to wide open country Porter recorded his debut album at Austin’s Ramble Creek Studios.
That 2015 LP This Red Mountain (released under the name Porter) showcased a promising Americana artist with a deeply poetic pen. Prolific producer and Americana heavyweight Will Johnson took the reins on Porter’s debut record.
The album loosely focused on his move from Alabama to Texas. Though it’s more conceptual, Porter admitted the main character in the album “is a lot like me.” He told the Austin Chronicle his biggest influence was “humans… humanity gets my motor running.”Will you pray for the family?