Latest George Porter Jr. Articles
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.
- Warren Haynes, John Medeski, George Porter Jr. & Joe Russo Announce Benefit Concert At The Capitol Theatre
A benefit concert dubbed “One Night Only…Again!” will feature the supergroup of guitarist Warren Haynes, keyboardist John Medeski, bassist George Porter Jr. and drummer Joe Russo.
- George Porter Jr. Teams With Ian Neville, Ivan Neville & More For Art Neville Tribute In Los Angeles
George Porter Jr. enlisted Ian Neville, Ivan Neville and Tony Hall of Dumpstaphunk for a special tribute to the late Art Neville on Wednesday night at The Mint.
Soulive revealed the special guests for the final six concerts of their upcoming Bowlive VIII residency at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City.
More George Porter Jr. Articles
Latest George Porter Jr. Setlist
George Porter, Jr. at Naeba Ski Resort
- I Need More Time
- Liver Splash
- Soul Island
- Cissy Strut
- What'cha Say
- Fire on the Bayou
- People Say
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.
Watch Neil Young dust off “New Mama” for the first time in over 40 years and welcome Norah Jones at Harvest Moon A Gathering.
Watch Brandi Carlile welcome Mavis Staples and The Highwomen bandmates Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Watch Greensky Bluegrass welcome Lil Smokies for “Midnight Moonlight” during their Red Rocks three-night run opener.
Watch Warren Haynes and Alison Krauss sit-in with Bonnie Raitt at last night’s Outlaw Music Festival stop in Philadelphia.
Ringo Starr will release, his 20th studio album, ‘What’s My Name,’ in October and previewed the LP by unveiling its title track.