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GEORGE PORTER JR

www.georgeporterjr.com

Artist Bio

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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Tour Dates

Feb 04 2023
Krewe du Vieux's Vieux Doo
New Orleans, LA
Feb 06 2023
George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners on Jam Cruise
Downtown Miami, FL
Feb 16 2023
George Porter Jr.'s 'Ticket To The Mardi Gras'
New Orleans, LA
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Feb 18 2023
George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners
Memphis, TN
Feb 19 2023
Anders Osborne's Bacchus Bash
New Orleans, LA
Feb 25 2023
Rebirth Brass Band + All-Star Tribute to Allen Toussaint ShareShare George Porter Jr., JoJo Hermann, Cris Jacobs & more
Ardmore, PA
Mar 02 2023
Take Me To The River Tour
Chico, CA
Mar 03 2023
George Porter Jr. w/ Galactic
San Francisco, CA
Mar 04 2023
George Porter Jr. w/ Galactic
San Francisco, CA
Mar 05 2023
Take Me To The River: New Orleans
San Luis Obispo, CA
Mar 07 2023
George PorterJr. & Runnin' Pardners
Venice, CA
Mar 09 2023
Take Me To The River Tour: New Orleans
Santa Fe, NM
Mar 10 2023
Take Me To The River: New Orleans
Denver, CO
Mar 11 2023
Take Me To The River: New Orleans
Boulder, CO
Mar 18 2023
George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners at NOLA On Tap Beer Fest
Metairie, LA
Mar 31 2023
Devon Allman Project @ Hogs For The Cause
New Orleans, LA
Apr 01 2023
George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners at Drifter Fest
Charleston, SC
Apr 15 2023
George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners with Joe Marcinek
Austin, TX
Apr 16 2023
George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners with Joe Marcinek
Austin, TX
Apr 26 2023
George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners at Wednesday At The Square
New Orleans, LA
May 01 2023
PBS @ NOLA Crawfish Festival
New Orleans, LA
May 03 2023
Daze Between New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
May 06 2023
George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners at New Orleans Jazz Fest
New Orleans, LA
May 11 2023
George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners at Echoland Festival
Live Oak, FL

News

09/01/2021

Livestreams for Sept 2 – 9

  Thursday, September 2 No livestreams    Friday, September 3 No livestreams    Saturday, September 4 No livestreams    Sunday, September 5   Elohim  Elohim Presents: Music Is Medicine (recurring…

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08/26/2021

Livestreams for Aug 27 – Sept 1

Friday, August 27   Rhett Miller Friday Freakout (recurring event) 9pm ET https://www.stageit.com/RhettMiller     Saturday, August 28 No livestreams     Sunday, August 29   Rhett Miller Sunday Brunch (recurring event)…

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08/20/2021

Livestreams for August 20-26

Friday, August 20   Rhett Miller Friday Freakout (recurring event) 9pm ET https://www.stageit.com/RhettMiller     Saturday, August 21   No livestreams      Sunday, August 22   Rhett Miller Sunday Brunch (recurring…

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