The Meters Reunite With Special Guests In NOLA


Last night to help kick off Jazz Fest, the original members of the legendary NOLA funk group The Meters reunited for a hometown performance. The appearance at the recently reopened and newly renovated Orpheum Theater included a number of special guests, including Warren Haynes, Bernie Worrell, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Grace Potter.

Throughout the show, founding members of The Meters keyboardist Art Neville, bassist George Porter Jr., guitarist Leo Nocentelli and drummer Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste were joined by special guest keyboardist Ivan Neville and a horn section composed of Tracy Griffin, Jeff Albert, Khris Royal and Clarence Johnson III. Among the special guests spots that went down during the show, was Potter emerging to lend vocals to “Ain’t No Use” and Haynes adding guitar including with Worrell on keys for a take on “Just Kissed My Baby.” The night also included a sit-in by fellow NOLA resident Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews on “Be My Lady” which was recorded by the four original members on Shorty’s 2013 album Say That to Say This. The reunion also saw performances of The Meters classics such as “Cissy Strut” and “Hey Pocky Way.”

Below are photos and video clips of last night’s guest-filled reunion show at the historic NOLA venue:
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