Oral History Information
Vernon Porter can be heard playing bass on many Kenny Loggins recordings from 1981-1984, which is one of many crowning achievements of his career. It started when young Vernon was in the fourth grade and was encouraged to appreciate music by his Bluegrass playing uncle and father. He joined the school band playing saxophone and switched to bass when he was 15. In the early days he mostly played rock but moved into the R&B and Funk world after hearing Rocco Prestia of Tower of Power. His band, Liaja was the opening act for such performers as Larry Graham and the Brothers Johnson before Vernon connected with Kenny Loggins.