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Widespread Panic filled their Andy Kaufman-themed Halloween show in New Orleans with special guests, bust outs and cover debuts.
- Warren Haynes, John Medeski, Joe Russo, George Porter Jr. & Karl Denson Team For Benefit Concert In Port Chester
A supergroup featuring Warren Haynes, John Medeski, Joe Russo, George Porter Jr. and Karl Denson join forces for the “One Night Only…Again” benefit concert at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Saturday night.
George Porter Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste’s Foundation Of Funk will be joined by special guests Eric Krasno and John Medeski for a New Year’s Eve show in New Orleans on December 31.
Multi-instrumentalist Karl Denson will join guitarist Warren Haynes, keyboardist John Medeski, bassist George Porter Jr. and drummer Joe Russo at the “One Night Only…Again!” benefit concert on October 19.
Mavis Staples, Chris Robinson, George Porter Jr., Anders Osborne and several others will come together for Tulane University’s 2019 Tipping Point concert in New Orleans.
Phish bassist Mike Gordon sat-in with the all-star late-night Phunk Sessions show at Cervantes in Denver last night.
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George Porter, Jr. at Naeba Ski Resort
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- Liver Splash
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- The Meters
About George Porter Jr.
“If I suddenly knew I could not perform tomorrow… I know that I would still feel good about where I am today” – George Porter, Jr.
George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste. The group was formed in the mid 60’s and came to be recognized as one of the progenitors of funk then called R&B. The Meters disbanded in 1977, but reformed in 1989. Today the original group still plays the occasional reunions but the Funky Meters, of which Porter and Neville are still members, most prominently keeps the spirit alive.
Few bass players in the history of modern New Orleans music are as storied as George Porter Jr. During the course of a career spanning more then four decades, Porter has not only made a deep impression with his work in the Meters, but he’s notched session work with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, Patti LaBelle, Robbie Robertson, Tori Amos, Taj Mahal, Ryan Montbleau and live performances with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes, John Scofield, Steve Kimock, Eric Krasno (and including recent studio releases with Warren Haynes and Bill Kreutzmann) just to name a few. Early in his career, Porter worked with seminal New Orleans artists like Allen Toussaint, Earl King, Lee Dorsey, and Johnny Adams, Irma Thomas, The Lastie Brothers again to only name a few.
Porter is also the band leader of his own unique long term project the Runnin’ Pardners, well respected not only as a quintessential New Orleans band, the touring band continues to receive accolades on the jam band and festival scene. He has assembled some seasoned and talented musicians to join him on this project. Familiar Pardners – Brint Anderson (guitar) and, Michael Lemmler (keyboards) and rising stars on the New Orleans music scene Khris Royal (saxophone) and Terrence Houston (drums). George Porter Jr. plans to keep a smile on his face.” I feel like I am working towards something that will be remembered.”
Porter has proven to be capable of the ultimate fusion of rock, funk and R&B, and has gained recognition as one of the industry’s elite bass players. He continues to be not only an in demand performing artist but an accomplished studio musician and producer.
The Disco Biscuits will host free live streams of all four upcoming shows in Florida, which include stops in Lake Buena Vista on Wednesday, St. Petersburg on Thursday and Fort Lauderdale on Friday and Saturday.
Dark Star Orchestra will focus on the Southeast over the course of their 2020 spring tour.
The Flaming Lips confirmed a batch of West Coast tour dates taking place in spring 2020.
Vida Blue — consisting of Phish keyboardist Page McConnell, Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge and funky METERS drummer Russell Batiste Jr. — confirmed a pair of Spring 2020 concerts.
Alison Krauss will embark on a five-week tour in Spring 2020.