George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners at Cafe Istanbul
April 26 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Few bass players in the history of modern New Orleans music are as storied as George Porter, Jr.. During the course of a career spanning more than four decades, Porter has not only made a deep impression with his work in the legendary Funk progenitors The Meters (along with keyboardist Art Neville, guitarist Leo Nocentelli and drummer Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste), but he’s notched session work with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, Patti LaBelle, Robbie Robertson, Tori Amos, Taj Mahal and Ryan Montbleau, and live performances with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes, John Scofield, Steve Kimock, Eric Krasno (and including recent studio releases with Warren Haynes and Bill Kreutzmann), just to name a few. Early in his career, Porter worked with seminal New Orleans artists like Allen Toussaint, Earl King, Lee Dorsey, and Johnny Adams, Irma Thomas, and The Lastie Brothers as but a few of many examples.
Porter is also the bandleader of his own unique longterm project the Runnin’ Pardners.
April 26, 2019 | 10:30PM
Tickets: $30 Advance, $40 Night Of Show (if available)
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