The Rescue Rooms archives: 2014

George Porter Jr (Of The Meters) & The Runnin' Partners , George Porter Jr & The Runnin' Partners Live At Rescue Rooms

  • Saturday 29th March 2014
  • Supported by: BluesMix



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 R&B, 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. This is a rare UK tour and the chance to see and hear a New Orleans funk legend.

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.

" A master of New Orleans funk!" Bass Player magazine

" The Meters are the best mother**ckin' band in the world" Mick Jagger

" The funkiest electric bass player in existence" Newsday magazine

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