Groove – Episode #76: George Porter, Jr.
George Porter, Jr. is the legendary bassist (and singer) of the famed band, The Meters. This band, along with Art Neville, was formed in the mid-1960s, and truly pushed forward the genre of funk.
While the band disbanded in the late seventies (but reformed in 1989), Porter pushed on with his own group, Runnin’ Pardners, The Trio, New Orleans Social Club, and many more. Along with that, he has performed and recorded with such an incredible array of artists from Paul McCartney, Robbie Robertson, Robert Palmer to Patti Labelle, David Byrne, Earl King, Tori Amos, and beyond.
As if this were not enough, in 2018, Porter sat in with Dead & Company and continues to push the limits with his latest album, Crying For Hope. You name it, Porter can crush it as he mixes rock, funk, R&B, and more to become one of the industry’s most elite bass players.
There’s nothing stopping George Porter, Jr. Just take a listen to his new album, and enjoy the conversation…