George Porter Jr.

George Porter Jr. is an award-winning bassist, songwriter and vocalist. He is a founding member of New Orleans’ seminal funk band, The Meters and widely recognized as one of the greatest bass players of all time. Formed alongside Art "Poppa Funk" Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste, the pioneering R&B funk outfit hit the scene on the streets of the Crescent City in the 1960s, to ultimately become one of the progenitors of the funk music genre.

Widespread Panic and Cloud 9 Adventures announce details for the eleventh edition of their beloved concert vacation, Panic en la Playa. This all-inclusive destination event returns to the shores of the Caribbean and takes over Hard Rock Riviera Maya from January 14 -18, 2023 for four nights of music by Widespread Panic in Mexico.

We’re bringing the funk to one of the most beautiful places this May, St. Croix, USVI! Funk It Up at The Fred will take place May 19th - 23rd. This festival will be stacked with live funk and soul for four full nights of music and fun. The All-Star lineup consists of George Porter Jr.

Today Petaluma Records released the official video for “Knockin’” featuring Ledisi, George Porter Jr, Ian Neville, and Ivan Neville. The new recording is the sixth single unveiled from the upcoming soundtrack release Take Me To The River: New Orleans. The music video for “Knockin’” features footage taken from the forthcoming feature documentary film Take Me To The River: New Orleans, which celebrates the undeniable musical history, heritage, legacy, culture, and influence of New Orleans and Louisiana.

We’re bringing the funk to one of the most beautiful places this May, St. Croix, USVI! Funk It Up at The Fred will take place May 19th - 23rd. This festival will be stacked with live funk and soul for four full nights of music and fun.

Suwannee Rising Music Festival has released the artist lineup for the 2022 edition of the festival, returning for its third year to its home at the beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida on April 7-9, 2022. Suwannee Rising will offer a wide-reaching mix of nearly 30 live artists on two stages for a three-day weekend filled with jam, funk, jazz, soul, rock, blues music, and more.

Today Petaluma Records released the official video for “Carnival Time” featuring Irma Thomas, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., Ian Neville and Ivan Neville. The new recording is the third single unveiled from the upcoming soundtrack release Take Me To The River: New Orleans.

On March 3 & 4, Jon Fishman of Phish, George Porter Jr. (Meters) & Cyril Neville will come together for 2 nights of shows in Portland, ME to raise money for the Maine charity, Go Big For Hunger (gobigforhunger.com).  Go Big For Hunger was founded in spring 2016 by life-long Mainer and live music madman, Greg Martens. He was inspired by Imagine There's No Hunger, a global campaign created to realize John Lennon's vision for a world without hunger.

Suwannee Rising Music Festival has released the artist lineup for the 2022 edition of the festival, returning for its third year to its home at the beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Florida on April 7-9, 2022. Suwannee Rising will offer a wide-reaching mix of nearly 30 live artists on two stages for a three-day weekend filled with jam, funk, jazz, soul, rock, blues music, and more.

March 6, 2022 will mark 30 years since the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado welcomed its first audience. Since then, the mid-sized independent music venue located on University Hill  has been voted one of the nation’s best venues by Rolling Stone and has been instrumental in the success of numerous musical acts. On a date not yet announced, the Fox Theatre will join some of those artists (The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Hot Rize) as inductees to the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.

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