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Groove – Episode #76: George Porter, Jr.
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #76: George Porter, Jr.

Episode #76 of Groove - the No Treble Podcast is here, and this one features a legend. Fresh off his release of “Crying For Hope”, our guest is the great George Porter, Jr. Enjoy the conversation...

George Porter, Jr. Announces New Runnin’ Pardners Album, Releases Single
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George Porter, Jr. Announces New Runnin’ Pardners Album, Releases Single

2021 is already looking up! Bass icon George Porter, Jr. has announced a new album with his band Runnin’ Pardners will be dropping in two months. “Crying For Hope” is the group’s first studio recording since 2015’s “It’s Time To Funk” EP.

Quarantine Comes Alive Online Festival Announced for May 30th
Concerts & Tours

Quarantine Comes Alive Online Festival Announced for May 30th

Live for Live Music is presenting a one-day virtual music festival on Saturday, May 30th. The line-up includes some terrific bassists, including George Porter Jr., Mononeon, Erick "Jesus" Coomes, Tony Hall, Nick Daniels III, and Pete Shand.

George Porter, Jr Announces Rare UK Tour
Concerts & Tours

George Porter, Jr Announces Rare UK Tour

Attention funk fans in the UK: George Porter, Jr. is coming your way. The famed Meters bassist will be bringing his band The Runnin’ Pardners to the UK for the first time in many years, according to a press release. “During the course of a career spanning more then four decades, Porter has not only made a deep impression with...

George Porter, Jr. Recording with Snoop Dogg
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George Porter, Jr. Recording with Snoop Dogg

Legendary bassist George Porter, Jr. has played with a who’s who of the music industry, but that list has just gotten a little bigger. Porter, who championed the groove with The Meters, revealed that he’s been recording with rap icon Snoop Dogg. He shared the news on Facebook with a photo of himself with Snoop. “Had a blast working with...

George Porter, Jr. to Celebrate Birthday with Special Concert
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George Porter, Jr. to Celebrate Birthday with Special Concert

Funk legend George Porter, Jr. is celebrating his 69th birthday in style on December 26th with a concert at the Maple Leaf in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. The party/concert will feature Porter’s trio including keyboardist Michael Lemmler and drummer Terrence Houston. Porter will also be celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife, Ara. Porter was an integral...

Singles Set from The Meters Arrives
New Albums

Singles Set from The Meters Arrives

All the singles legendary New Orleans funk band The Meters ever made for the Josie, Reprise and Warner Bros. labels has been released on the two-CD set, A Message from The Meters: The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles, 1968-1977. The set includes every “A” and “B” side, meaning rare single and mono single mixes of some of the...

Tedeschi Trucks Band with George Porter Jr.: Ain’t No Use
Bass Videos

Tedeschi Trucks Band with George Porter Jr.: Ain’t No Use

Tedeschi Trucks Band performed with George Porter Jr. at the Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia back in 2012. Here’s the group performing The Meters’ “Ain’t No Use”. This one grooves!

The Meters: Look-Ka Py Py/Jungle Man, Live 1974
Bass Videos

The Meters: Look-Ka Py Py/Jungle Man, Live 1974

I’ve been on a huge Meters kick lately. All of George Porter, Jr.’s bass lines groove like crazy. They’re simple and to the point, which is perfect. Here’s a great clip of The Meters live in 1974 on Dr. John’s “New Orleans Swamp.” The group tears into “Look-ka Py Py” before a cool transition into the slower, thicker “Jungle Man”....

George Porter, Jr.: How to Play “Cissy Strut” (and More)
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George Porter, Jr.: How to Play “Cissy Strut” (and More)

George Porter, Jr. sat down with NYC Radio Live’s David Ellenbogen for their podcast. During the session, Porter discusses how most bassists play The Meters’ “Cissy Strut” incorrectly (and shows how it is really done). He also covers other lines and shares his thoughts on music, life and more.

The Funky Meters: Hey Pocky A-Way, Live
Bass Videos

The Funky Meters: Hey Pocky A-Way, Live

Happy Mardi Gras! We’re celebrating with the grooves of the one and only George Porter, Jr. Here’s a great clip of Porter with the Funky Meters, including fellow original Meters member Art Neville, guitarist Brian Stoltz, and drummer David Russell Batiste, Jr. The quartet sets a slow burn on the Meters classic “Hey Pocky A-Way”, which has become a standard...

Bass Players To Know: George Porter Jr.
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players To Know: George Porter Jr.

It should be no surprise that George Porter, Jr.’s picture was used to feature our announcement of the Bass Players to Know series, because frankly, he’s one of the funkiest men out there. Devilishly hiding behind an old, authentically road worn Fender P-bass, he can speak volumes with a single note played in just the right place. So, for all...