An Evening with Porch Light Apothecary

  • Dates: September 20, 2024
  • Venue: The Wake Forest Listening Room
  • Location: Wake Forest
  • Address: 415 Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Admission: $12


Porch Light Apothecary is an Americana Rock band from Raleigh, NC who have continued to evolve to new levels since their start in 2014. The band has quickly lifted their sound from the front porch to something larger, developing a colorful, vibrant sound overflowing with emotion.  

Their sophomore album, Weight of the Heart, to a large extent, was created during a very transformative, and often tumultuous, time since the release of their last album in 2016. In addition to so many disturbing recent events, some members of the band experienced personal loss, as well.

The emotional weight present while writing and recording resulted in a more intentional album and the creative process provided much needed healing. Through Weight of the Heart, the band has been able to lay down many burdens and turn them into something positive that hopefully will spread love and be uplifting.

And then there was 2020. When the world changed around the band they made every effort to figure out how they could still write and push their songwriting in a direction that could maybe make sense of what it means to have band practices over FaceTime, cope with and support loved ones, friends, and families as the world tries to make room for them. 

Stillness in the Fire—the first EP of hopefully a million more weekend sessions with Saman Khoujinian at a studio on Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia—has some gut punches and some foot stomping.