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George Porter: Older, But Still Funky

"If I could not perform tomorrow, I know that I would still feel good about where I am today" -George Porter, Jr.

A brief look at George Porter Jr's career will prove that he is the premiere bass player and performer.
Unmatched and in a league of his own, his career has spanned nearly thirty years working with artists
as diverse as Robbie Robertson and Earl King.
Further inspection at the roster of artist with whom he has performed is a virtual WhoĆ¢s who of the
entertainment field. Beginning in the 60's, his career started with Eddie Bo and Irving bannister & His All-stars
His recording career also began at that time, recording hundreds of songs with Allen Toussaint,
Marshall Seahorn, Earl King, Lee Dorsey and Johnny Adams.

1965 began a collaboration that has lasted to this day with the Legendary Meters, considered by many,
the best Rock-Fusion Band in the world.

The seventies and eighties took George Porter, Jr. into the realms of Rock and Pop working with
Dr. John, Paul McCartney, Robert Palmer, Patti Labelle and Jimmy Buffett, amongst others.

The nineties might very well prove the most auspicious, as he gains further recognition due to his
work with Robbie Robertson and David Byrne.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, George Porter, Jr. continues to live there; although his
career has kept him on the road a good deal of the time. When not touring he can be found in the
recording studio, performing in New Orleans, or sharing valued time with his wife Ara, and family.

George Porter, Jr. took part in the World Tour with David Byrne, in support of the 'Uh-Oh' release in
which he also played. The tour lasted through the remainder of 1992.
Currently, George Porter, Jr. and Runnin Pardners continue to play locally and in nearby
states such as Florida, Colorado, Atlanta, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Chicago.