Happy Birthday George Porter Jr | GPJ With Tedeschi Trucks

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Today marks the 67th birthday of legendary bassist George Porter Jr.. The New Orleans native is best known as a founding member of The Meters, a group that helped establish the funk genre and is responsible for much-beloved songs such as “Cissy Strut,” “Fire On The Bayou” and “Funky Miracle.” While GPJ still performs occasional gigs with his Meters band mates and leads his own Runnin’ Pardners ensemble, he’s become a master of sit-in and has guested with a who’s who of jam acts over the years.

[Photo by Jeffrey Dupuis]

One such sit-in took place in Philadelphia on November 28, 2012; when Porter sat in with The Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Keswick Theatre. The TTB shared pro-shot video of George leading the group on a take of The Meters’ classic “Ain’t No Use.” Check it out:

 

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