Revival with the South Shore Children's Chorus

Returning to Porchfest for the third year, Revival is a folk group, composed of music teachers and based in Quincy. Ranging from folk legends like Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger to country’s roots with the Carter Family and Jean Ritchie, Revival’s songs will transport you across the mountains and through the coal mines of the country’s heartland to a simpler time. 

The Intermediate Choir and Training Choir of the South Shore Children's Chorus will be performing a set with Revival. The mission of the South Shore Children’s Chorus is to provide quality musical education and vocal training to students living in the South Shore communities and beyond. SSCC keeps the development and well-being of our students as our top priority, and aims to create a safe space and loving community for choristers to learn, to grow, and to find their own voice.


Sweet Haven

Sweet Haven is a vocal-focused acoustic group performing a variety of traditional music and contemporary Americana tunes. With inspiration from gospel, folk and bluegrass cultures, we sign and play with love and laughter.


Corey Hales

“Every note Corey sings is flavored with heart and soul. Like grandma's good cooking - the sound of his voice is nourishment for your ears.” - Mark Baxter (Steven Tyler’s Esteemed Vocal Coach)

Bostonian Corey Hales has an unexpected voice considering his style and stature. Hailing from just outside of Boston in Milton MA, Corey has been working on his vocal performance since he was 18 months old, and at the young age of 18 he has already established himself as a promising up and coming artist in the Boston area.Corey’s vocal coach Mark Baxter has coached some of the greatest voices in American music including the great Steven Tyler, and continues to help Corey strengthen his truly special voice.

In recent years, he has attended programs at the Berklee College Of Music and as a standout participant, program organizers have selected him summer after summer for the elite “Blowout” group for his genre landing him a spot in three sold out shows at the 1,215 capacity Berklee Performance Center. While at Berklee, Corey was coached by the likes of Beyonce backup singer Crissy Collins, and worked with local artists who have gone on to play on the X Factor and alongside famous artists.

Corey plays locally at small venues such as sandwich shops Crow’s Landing in Hingham MA, while also performing at venues as storied as Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe. His voice has been heard on stage with Grammy award winning bass player Victor Wooten, with his choir in the gothic church of Kylemore Abbey of Ireland and by hundreds of dancing children in South African Townships. Corey’s vast performance resumé and diverse genre experience speak volumes to the passion he has for his craft.

An active songwriter since his freshman year of high school, his wide range of influences and innate creativity yield a truly new sound. It is difficult to label Corey’s voice, but those who have seen him live describe him as an unprecedented mix of Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, and John Mayer. With a well developed ear, his songs bring an encapsulating energy and his personal flares allow his songs to be both catchy, and unique.