George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners w/ Kim Dawson's Sisters Of Soul ft. Tanya Shylock, CC Chambers, Dave Watts, Garrett Sayers, Dan Shwindt, Matthew Wright, Matt Pitts & Austin Zaletel and The Angle

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.

Kim Dawson's Sisters Of Soul

Kim Dawson's newest project brings together some of Denver's finest and funkiest. Featuring CC Chambers (Broken Tongues), Tanya Shylock (True Blue Band), Dave Watts (Magic Gravy), Dan Schwindt (Kyle Hollingsworth Band) & Garrett Sayers (GS3).

Kim Dawson's Sisters of Soul pays tribute to the legendary soul singers that we all love so much and features Kim Dawson, Christie "CC" Chambers, Tanya Shylock, Dave Watts, Garrett Sayers, Matthew Wright, Matt Pitts, Austin Zalafel.

The Angle

Formed in early 2012 and based out of Denver Colorado, The Angle has already created a buzz because of the well known musical history of it's members. Chris Long on Bass and Brian Baxter on Keyboards toured nationally with Colorado bands Swivel Hips Smith and Big Shark Jackson - sharing the stage with heavy hitters such as Robert Walter's 20TH Congress, Merl Saunders and The Motet. Next. they joined forces in the Colorado funky favorite Full Stop from 2005-2011, playing and packing the rooms all throughout Colorado. Brian Sachs on drums, began his musical career with the legendary NYC band the Authority. After playing with the Authority for 7 years and sharing the stage with, Dave Matthews, Blues Traveler, Public Enemy and many other legendary bands, Brian moved to Colorado and met up with Chris and Brian. The chemistry was immediate and they knew that they stumbled upon something special.

The Angle takes their listeners on a journey with songs that tell a musical story and rarely play it safe. The band creates a unique sound that is timeless, and wins over listeners that enjoy many different styles of music. With a strong foundation of Rock and Funk, over-toned with Jazz and R&B, spiced up a bit with Latin and Classical, The Angle can captivate a small room or rock a large hall. This trio is poised to be a major player in the Colorado music scene in 2013 and for many years ahead.

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George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners w/ Kim Dawson's Sisters Of Soul ft. Tanya Shylock, CC Chambers, Dave Watts, Garrett Sayers, Dan Shwindt, Matthew Wright, Matt Pitts & Austin Zaletel and The Angle

Saturday, December 7 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Cervantes' Other Side