George Porter Jr. is this month’s conversation on Groove – The No Treble Podcast.
You can listen the new episode right here: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #76 – George Porter Jr.
Who is George Porter Jr.?
George Porter Jr. is the legendary bassist (and singer) of the famed band, The Meters. This band, along with Art Neville, was formed in the mid 1960s, and truly pushed forward the genre of funk. While the band disbanded in the late seventies (but reformed in 1989), George Porter Jr. pushed on with his own group, Runnin’ Pardners, The Trio, New Orleans Social Club, and many more. Along with that, he has performed and recorded with such an incredible array of artists from Paul McCartney, Robbie Robertson, Robert Palmer to Patti Labelle, David Byrne, Earl King, Tori Amos and beyond. As if this were not enough, in 2018, Porter sat in with Dead & Company and continues to push the limits with his latest album, Crying For Hope. You name it, Porter can crush it as he mixes rock, funk, R&B and more to become one of the industry’s most elite bass players. There’s nothing stopping George Porter Jr. Just take a listen to his new album, and enjoy the conversation….
What is Groove – The No Treble Podcast?
This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.
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