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Larry
June 11th 2024
This show was outdoors in a park in Falls Church, VA, not indoors at the Lincoln Theatre, on a very pleasant Saturday late afternoon. There was a good crowd, but it was well spread out so that even standing at the front of the stage I never felt crowded. The music was as good as ever, and I've seen George many times at festivals and clubs. He brought out some new tunes from a forthcoming instrumental album, and they demonstrated that he and the band are more than funk players. The Running Pardners are all very good musicians, and they can get jazzy and wail away on top of interesting changes. They also brought back old numbers dating back to his Meters days, and they still sound fresh with some new twists.
Washington City, DC@
Lincoln Theatre
David
July 16th 2023
High energy! George is the Man! Mr Funk!! Pretty Great Jam!!
Indianapolis, IN@
The Mousetrap
Murray
April 27th 2023
Ok. George still has it but we thought it was over-amplified.
New Orleans, LA@
Lafayette Square
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About 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.

Porter’s rhythmic work in the Meters in lockstep with drummer Zigaboo Modeliste was epic. Those pockets, the long notes and fat holes, provided the cushion for Leo Nocentelli or Art Neville to play or sing over and created some of R&B history’s most memorable grooves.

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.

Today, Porter features that epic bottom end in his latest ventures with his own band the Runnin' Pardners.
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Genres:
Funk
Hometown:
New Orleans, Louisiana

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George Porter Jr & Runnin' Pardners -...
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It's Life
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Runnin Partner
$12.97
Crying For Hope
$32.99
Things Ain't What They Used to Be: Li...
$11.98
Best of: Meters
$9.99
Meters
$32.48
East of Rampart Street
$15.95
Songs Pointed & Pointless
$11.88
Rejuvenation
$22.28
George Porter Jr.'s tour

Fan Reviews

Larry
June 11th 2024
This show was outdoors in a park in Falls Church, VA, not indoors at the Lincoln Theatre, on a very pleasant Saturday late afternoon. There was a good crowd, but it was well spread out so that even standing at the front of the stage I never felt crowded. The music was as good as ever, and I've seen George many times at festivals and clubs. He brought out some new tunes from a forthcoming instrumental album, and they demonstrated that he and the band are more than funk players. The Running Pardners are all very good musicians, and they can get jazzy and wail away on top of interesting changes. They also brought back old numbers dating back to his Meters days, and they still sound fresh with some new twists.
Washington City, DC@
Lincoln Theatre
David
July 16th 2023
High energy! George is the Man! Mr Funk!! Pretty Great Jam!!
Indianapolis, IN@
The Mousetrap
Murray
April 27th 2023
Ok. George still has it but we thought it was over-amplified.
New Orleans, LA@
Lafayette Square
View More Fan Reviews

About 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.

Porter’s rhythmic work in the Meters in lockstep with drummer Zigaboo Modeliste was epic. Those pockets, the long notes and fat holes, provided the cushion for Leo Nocentelli or Art Neville to play or sing over and created some of R&B history’s most memorable grooves.

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.

Today, Porter features that epic bottom end in his latest ventures with his own band the Runnin' Pardners.
Show More
Genres:
Funk
Hometown:
New Orleans, Louisiana

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