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In this episode of The Tour Bus Music Show on the Tales From The Back Of The Bus we are going to get funky in an interview with New Orleans/Gonzales, LA based bassist extraordinaire ,George Porter, Jr. (www.georgeporterjr.com) (www.funkymeters.com), To say that we’re going to get funky in retrospect is not quite correct because it is hard to pigeon-hole a man of Mr. Porter, Jr.’s talent into just one genre of music.
He has, in fact, not only is he a founding member of The world famous “Original” Meter’s but played just about every type of music there is on the side of some of the biggest names in the music industry as well as having as exception solo career as a vocalist, guitarist, and bassist in his own right. To say he is still in demand is to put it mildly. At 63 years young, George’s schedule performing with his four, mind you that’s four, primary bands, his “Solo” shows and all of the gigs he still performs with various other bands and artists would leave a younger bassist with his head spinning. He has recorded on to many albums to count with other great artists.
Busy? Yes – In Demand? Yes – Exceptionally Talented? A Resounding Yes – Someone You Need To See and Hear? Without A Doubt – On The Tour Bus? He is In The House!. Join us in a rare candid interview with George Porter, Jr. as we sit in the comfort of one of his beautiful home near the historic Houmas House Plantation and discuss his experiences of a lifetime playing all over the world as well as his beloved New Orleans with artists and bands such as The Meters, The Funky Meters, Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair, Robert Palmer, Patti LaBelle, Earl King, etc.
We’ll also play several songs of his during the course of the show. This will also be the first in our series of “The Bottom Line” shows where we will be featuring some of the finest bassist in the music industry and the world for that matter. You can look for upcoming shows that will be featuring Michael Manring, Tony Franklin, and many more outstanding bass players.