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Episode 67: George Porter, Jr. of The Meters

George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of legendary New Orleans funk band The Meters.

Few bass players in the history of modern New Orleans music are as revered as George Porter Jr. 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 notched session work with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, Patti LaBelle, Robbie Robertson, Tori Amos, and live performances with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes, and John Scofield just to name a few. 

Early in his career, Porter also worked with seminal New Orleans artists like Allen Toussaint, Earl King, Lee Dorsey, and Johnny Adams, Irma Thomas, The Lastie Brothers, and many others.

Porter is also the band leader of his own unique long term project the Runnin’ Pardners. The touring band continues to receive accolades on the jam band and festival scene. He has proven to be capable of the ultimate fusion of rock, funk and R&B, and has gained recognition as one of the industry’s elite bass players.

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