James Porter

  • An electric and upright bass player since the age of 11
  • Member of the Locust Street Taxi


James Porter is a former writer for ThoughtCo specializing in bass guitar tutorials, music lessons, and the basics of guitar playing. Porter has worked as a freelance journalist for local publications in Washington state since 2010, covering topics related to music, including reviews of area band performances and guides on playing guitar. 

Porter has been playing bass since the age of 11 in a variety of settings and styles, from string orchestras to jazz bands to pop quartets. Currently, you can see him wielding the bass guitar around Washington state with the band Locust Street Taxi.



James Porter received a Bachelor Science (B.S.) in Computer Science from the Evergreen State College in 2008.

Awards and Publications


James Porter


ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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