George Porter, Jr.

Lifetime Achievement recipient tells the story of the Meters, along with some great memories of those early days, growing up in New Orleans!

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
November 28, 2016

Hailing from New Orleans, LA, George Porter, Jr. is an in-demand bassist, session player and producer. He’s best known for his work in the popular funk band, the Meters, alongside Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joe “Zigaboo” Modeliste.

In addition to his work with the Meters, Porter has also performed and/or recorded with a long list of internationally recognized artists, including Allen Toussaint, Paul McCartney, Patti LaBelle, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, Tori Amos, Robbie Robertson, Warren Haynes, John Scofield, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and many others.

Today, George remains as busy as ever, performing regularly in several bands, including occasional reunions with the original Meters lineup, as well as the modern-day version of the band, now known as the Funky Meters.

FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with George at the 2016 gathering of Bass Player Live! in Hollywood, where Porter was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Bass Player magazine.

Watch our interview with George!

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