George Porter Jr.’s Endless Tour, New Runnin’ Pardners LP Out 10/1

George Porter Jr.'s Endless Tour, New Runnin' Pardners LP Out 10/1

George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners @ Tipitina's - Photo by Jimmy Grotting

George Porter Jr. and the Runnin' Pardners @ Tipitina's - Photo by Jimmy Grotting

George Porter Jr. has Restless Funk Syndrome

As the aptly-titled forthcoming George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners LP goes: You Can’t Beat The Funk (a working title for now). Manufacturing and delivering solid gold funk to the people is a labor of love for the Meter Man and it’s been yet another busy year for Porter after releasing an excellent and self-titled debut LP with in late-2010.

This year, Porter has toured the globe with the funky Meters, brought back the Original Meters (three festival appearances in 2011 including VOODOO), was five places at once during all of Jazz Fest (including an extra special debut appearance for Porter in the festival’s Jazz Tent with David Torkanowsky’s Fleur Debris and Zigaboo) and he’s getting set to go out with 7 Walkers in September for a national tour. But before he sets off again with Papa Mali, Kreutzmann and Hubbard on 7 Walkers tour, he’ll be joining Johnny V for a Trio show at the Maple Leaf on Thursday night followed by a once-in-a-lifetime Friday super show in Colorado with Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Kyle Hollingsworth (String Cheese Incident) and the incomparable Steve Kimock…and then flying back cross-country for a Runnin’ Pardners one-off festival gig in Chattanooga. The man never stops giving the fans what they want…on that note, see you at the Maple Leaf!

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