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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...

George Porter, Jr. Returns to UK With Tour
Concerts & Tours

George Porter, Jr. Returns to UK With Tour

George Porter, Jr. will be returning to tour the UK for the first time in years. The bassist will be taking his band The Runnin’ Pardners on a four-date run of Brighton, Manchester, Nottingham, and London. Porter is famed for founding the legendary New Orleans band The Meters and can be heard on such classics as “Cissy Strut,” “Just Kissed...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the list of nominees for the 2014 induction, and the bass world is well represented. Half of the artists have been nominated before, with several returning from last year’s picks, while the other half are all first-time nominees. This includes Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, the Replacements, Yes, Link...

George Porter, Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners Announce Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

George Porter, Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners Announce Tour Dates

George Porter, Jr. is taking his band Runnin’ Pardners on the road this fall for a solid tour of the South and West Coast. The ever-grooving bassist will be kicking things off in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana on September 20th before criss-crossing the country and ending at the Blue Canoe in Tupelo, Mississippi on Novemeber 11th. A founding...

Oteil Burbridge Announces Break from Touring and Tedeschi Trucks Band
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Oteil Burbridge Announces Break from Touring and Tedeschi Trucks Band

Oteil Burbridge posted an announcement on his Facebook page yesterday that he’s decided to take a break and leaving the Tedeschi Trucks Band tour, currently in progress. It appears that all is well with the band and Oteil, who shared there’s some personal motivation behind the move. “After 25 years of intensive touring, I have come to the very difficult...

Posthumous Cornell Dupree Album Features Ronnie James, Larry Fulcher, and George Porter, Jr.
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Posthumous Cornell Dupree Album Features Ronnie James, Larry Fulcher, and George Porter, Jr.

Last year, the world lost a great musician with the passing of guitarist Cornell Dupree, who appeared on countless recordings with artists from Bill Withers to King Curtis to Steve Gadd. Many bass players may know him from Donny Hathaway’s , which also had the outstanding work of bassist Willie Weeks. Two months before his death, Dupree tracked what would...

George Porter, Jr. Featured on Warren Haynes’ Man in Motion
New Albums

George Porter, Jr. Featured on Warren Haynes’ Man in Motion

Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes has released a new soulful solo album, Man in Motion. For the project, Haynes explains he made a “wishlist” of band members, including the Meters’ George Porter Jr. on bass. The legendary New Orleans bassist’s groove permeates the album’s 10 soul-laden tracks, providing a solid foundation for the rest of the group. Besides the Meters...

The Red Hot Meters: The Meters Live Jam with the Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006)
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The Red Hot Meters: The Meters Live Jam with the Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006)

George Porter, Jr. and Flea on the same stage! The Meters and The Red Hot Chili Peppers combined for a seriously jammin’ performance for Voodoo Fest 2006. Here’s a great clip from the performance.

George Porter, Jr. to Tour with 7 Walkers
Concerts & Tours

George Porter, Jr. to Tour with 7 Walkers

Legendary New Orleans bassist George Porter, Jr. will be hitting the road as part of the jam supergroup, 7 Walkers, on their upcoming tour. The band, founded by ex-Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and guitarist Papa Mali, will also be releasing their self-titled debut on November 2 through Response Records. Though Porter is on the album, much of the bass...

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George Porter Jr. on New Orleans Funk

Bassist George Porter Jr. from the Funky Meters has taken the time to share some of his insight on the origins of funk and what it was like at the beginning. Porter first played with Art Neville as a guitarist, “I was a rhythm player and Art was expecting a lead player. I took some solos and he looked at...