The New EP Release by George Porter Jr. and Runnin' Pardners is here!
A new (4) four song EP featuring tracks co-written by Anders Osborne, Johnny Vidacovich, Tony Hall and Denise Sullivan. Featuring: George Porter Jr (bs),
Brint Anderson (gtr), Michael Lemmler (keys), Terrence Houston (drs), Khris
Royal (reeds), Tony Hall (gtr).
George Porter Jr. has been a pillar of funk for over 45 years, both in New Orleans and in a universal sense. His work with The Meters stands as the cornerstone of funk music,and he has been running hard with his project George Porter Jr. & The Runnin Pardners since 1990. George is pleased to announce the release of their new EP It's Time To Funk, just in time for Jazz Fest. It's Time To Funk is available in digital format at Leeway's Home Grown Music Network , and in New Orleans during Jazz Fest at the Louisiana Music Factory.
Over the past year and a half, George Porter Jr. has been collaborating with some amazing musician friends, and these four songs are only a taste of the 28 tracks he has written since his last release Can't Beat the Funk in 2011. It's Time To Funk pays tribute to his sentimental side, and it has some solid grooves to get you off your seat and onto your feet as well.
L4LM Exclusive: Kick Off Jazzfest With Funky George Porter Jr. Video Interview
George talks about the evolution of the term "Funk," how he approaches sit ins and just how eager he is to play "Cissy Strut" for the 14 zillionth time! Also, we're including a schedule of his many, many shows around the Crescent City throughout the Festival. Enjoy!
Words and video by Rex Thomson, Photo by Jeffrey Dupuis.
George Porter Jr's 67th Birthday Jam at the Howlin' Wolf NOLA is streaming tonight 12.26.14 — listen in as it happens live
George Porter Jr. celebrates his 67th birthday with a special birthday bash at Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans, LA - featuring opening sets from his most recent Trio bands and then full set from The Runnin' Pardners which will including special guests Mark Mullins and Brian Stoltz and many more...
Best Of The Beat Lifetime Achievement in Music Award: George Porter, Jr.
George Porter, Jr. is on the cover of the January Issue of New Orleans' own Offbeat Magazine - he will also be honored with a lifetime achievement in music award at the Offbeat - Best Of The Beat
awards ceremonies later this month.
Please take a moment to read this wonderful interview by Alex Rawls »
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Also, check out this recent review from SOMETHING ELSE! online »
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Runnin' Pardners is George Porter Jr's own unique long term project. Well respected by audiences and promoters as a quintessential New Orleans band, the five piece touring band continues to receive accolades on the jam band and festival scene. George Porter Jr has assembled some seasoned and talented musicians to join him on this project. Familiar Pardners - Brint Anderson (guitar) and, Michael Lemmler (keyboards) and rising stars on the New Orleans music scene Khris Royal (saxophone) and Terrence Houston (drums). Excited about the future of this band and this CD, George Porter Jr. plans to keep a smile on his face." I feel like I am working towards something that will be remembered."
UPDATE: Read the Offbeat Online review of the new CD » CLICK HERE «
Christmas In New Orleans "A Tribute To My Mother" EP - Now Available
Hey radio and internet DJ's, I am about to drop my Christmas CD and would love to share it with the world .. If you have an upcoming holiday show and would like to include some new George Porter Christmas music drop me a message!
To purchase this EP, please visit Amazon.com online for more information.
Featuring Six Songs: It's Christmas, Christmas In New Orleans, Da' Train, A Mother's Arms, Your Funky Christmas, O' Holy Night.