the porch pickers

The Porch Pickers are a trio consisting of Keven Huffman, Ellie Young and Rory Ian White, who have been friends playing music together for about 10 years.



Keven started playing guitar at a young age, and has been writing and performing in the North Okanagan for the last 15 years. His music ranges widely from acoustic folk to blues to electric rock. In addition to performing at markets, coffee houses and private functions, he has also promoted local live music through various open mics and jams with The Porch Pickers.


Ellie had piano lessons for many years as a child. When she moved to the Okanagan, she took voice instruction. That led her to singing in "Lost Driveway", "Homemade Jam", "Sorella", "Runaway Lane" and now The Porch Pickers. She started playing bass about 13 years ago.  Her favourite part of singing in The Porch Pickers is adding some of the harmonies. Community involvement has included doing open mics in the area for 5 years.


Rory has always had a built-in interest and talent for music from childhood. He has played singles and duos as well as with The Porch Pickers and has emceed and organized several Open Mics in the area. He has also emceed such other events as The Grindrod Garlic and Music Festivals, The Coldstream Coffee House and has performed at those events as well as many others, mostly with The Porch Pickers. He loves to see the positive effect music has on people and is grateful for the opportunity to share it. Rory also dabbles in writing songs.


The Porch Pickers perform many of Keven and Rory's original songs as well as covers. They perform in several different genres and are mostly an acoustic-style trio with two guitars and stand-up bass. When you have the opportunity to see them, you can hear folk, blues, ballads, country, rock, classic old-time and more in both covers and their original songs. They love what they do and hope you do too.   


                                                   “Thanks for supporting live music!”