George Porter Jr.


Oral History Information

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Musician, Bassist

George Porter Jr. has proven himself to be one of the bedrocks that make up the foundation of the New Orleans music scene. While starting out briefly on guitar, George quickly transitioned to bass where he really hit his stride. After some prompting from Art Neville, George became an integral part of the Meters, playing with them from the start until their breakup in 1977. Following the Meters, George remained active on the scene eventually returning to the reformed Meters in 1989. George, with the Meters, were one of the first bands to play New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina at the Jazz and Heritage Festival.