George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners w/ Digg and Liebermonster
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 16 and over
George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners
George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste. The group was formed in the mid 60's and came to be recognized as one of the progenitors of funk then called R&B. The Meters disbanded in 1977, but reformed in 1989. Today the original group still plays the occasional reunions but the Funky Meters, of which Porter and Neville are still members, most prominently keeps the spirit alive.
Few bass players in the history of modern New Orleans music are as storied as George Porter Jr. During the course of a career spanning more then four decades, Porter has not only made a deep impression with his work in the Meters, but he’s notched session work with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, Patti LaBelle, Robbie Robertson, Tori Amos, Taj Mahal, Ryan Montbleau and live performances with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes, John Scofield, Steve Kimock, Eric Krasno (and including recent studio releases with Warren Haynes and Bill Kreutzmann) just to name a few. Early in his career, Porter worked with seminal New Orleans artists like Allen Toussaint, Earl King, Lee Dorsey, and Johnny Adams, Irma Thomas, The Lastie Brothers again to only name a few.
Porter is also the band leader of his own unique long term project the Runnin’ Pardners, well respected not only as a quintessential New Orleans band, the touring band continues to receive accolades on the jam band and festival scene. He 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). George Porter Jr. plans to keep a smile on his face. “I feel like I am working towards something that will be remembered.”
Porter has proven to be capable of the ultimate fusion of rock, funk and R&B, and has gained recognition as one of the industry’s elite bass players. He continues to be not only an in demand performing artist but an accomplished studio musician and producer.
Digg is developing a sound that has a wide range of appeal among fans of different ages and genres of music. Hitting the Denver music scene in June of 2012, within their first 5 shows Digg had headlined a Saturday, played a festival with the likes of The Motet and Black Uhuru, and opened for some very notable musicians including DVS featuring Mike Dillon. The initial response to Digg from music fa
ns and venues has been overwhelmingly positive and they are looking to continue this momentum into 2013. If you are a fan of solid songwriting, meaningful lyrics, and musicianship with a touch of improvisation, check out Digg. They are sure to be making a lasting impression on music fans for years to come.
Digg is a modern rock-blues band out of Denver, Colorado consisting of four experienced musicians. Will Crossland on Guitar and Vocals, Chase Gillespie on Sax, Keys, and Vocals, Aaron Sandry on Drums, and Jesse Darrow on Bass.
To balance the personalities and musical backgrounds of six very different guys, Liebermonster relies on a common understanding that musical experimentation is the core of creativity. This philosophy is evident in the band's broad spectrum of sound, giving listeners a taste of everything from Frank Zappian quirkiness to Middle Eastern slink. The daunting task of tying Liebermonster's dynamic sound together rests squarely on the shoulders of a rock-solid rhythm section with Jim Copeland on drums and Alex Albu on bass. Heading up the crew with an endless well of musical ideas is guitarist Shane Lieberman, accompanied by the reckless wailing of long-time bandmate Seth Garland on tenor saxophone. Rounding out Colorado's best horn duo is multi-instrumentalist Chris White on trombone, with talented Mississippi keyboard player Zach Leach completing the band's current lineup.
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