George Porter Jr.



Biography

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, bass player 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 or performing in New Orleans. Porter 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, Porter and RunninÆ Pardners continue to play locally and in nearby states such as Florida, Colorado, Atlanta, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Chicago. PorterÆs career has spanned nearly thirty years working with artists as diverse as Robbie Robertson and Earl King. The roster of artists with whom he has performed is a virtual WhoÆs Who of the entertainment field. Beginning in the 1960s, PorterÆs career started with Eddie Bo and Irving Bannister & His All-Stars. PorterÆs recording career also began at that time, recording hundreds of songs with Allen Toussaint, Marshall Seahorn, Earl King, Lee Dorsey and Johnny Adams. In 1965 he 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 70s and 80s took Porter into the realms of rock and pop, working with Dr. John, Paul McCartney, Robert Palmer, Patti Labelle and Jimmy Buffett, among others.
George Porter, Jr.