George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist, co-founder and singer of legendary New Orleans band The Meters. The band are recognized as one of the progenitors of funk then called RnB, their music has been sampled by many artists. The Meters are 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees and George continues to be recognized as a ‘godfather’ of the genre.
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 collaborated with some of music’s most recognizable names, such as Paul McCartney, Patti LaBelle, Robbie Robertson, Tori Amos, Warren Haynes, John Scofield. Early in his career, Porter worked with seminal New Orleans artists like Allen Toussaint, Earl King, Lee Dorsey, and, Irma Thomas, 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 funk and jam band scene. He has assembled some seasoned and talented musicians to join him on this project including Brint Anderson (guitar) and, Michael Lemmler (keyboards) and rising stars on the New Orleans music scene Khris Royal (saxophone) and Terrence Houston (drums).
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