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George Porter Jr’s Runnin’ Pardners at Bear Creek 2012 with Eric Krasno, Billy Iuso, etc.

Eric Krasno & George Porter Jr

George Porter Jr’s Runnin’ Pardners
November 11, 2012
Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music Festival – Big IV Amphitheater

PART 1 of 3:
Funksomethingness > Hey Now Baby, Whatcha Say, ???

PART 2 of 3:
Mister Charlie [Grateful Dead cover] (with Billy Iuso & James Casey)
Smokestack Lightnin’ [Howlin’ Wolf cover] (with Billy Iuso & Pee Wee Ellis)
Sailin’ Shoes > (with Brayden Iuso & Roosevelt Collier)
Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley (with Roosevelt Collier)

PART 3 of 3:
Drum solo > I Get High > I Need More Time (with Ike Stubblefield, Eric Krasno, Skerik & James Casey)

George Porter Jr's Runnin' Pardners

Fiyawerx Productions’ EPIC Jazz Fest Party and Crawfish Boil with Leo Nocentelli, Stanton Moore, Terence Higgins, Nigel Hall, Nikki Glaspie, The Revivalists & more

May 4, 2012 – New Orleans, LA @ The Storyville Hotel

Nikki Glaspie, Nigel Hall, Eddie Roberts & Nate Edgar:
Jesus Children of America [Stevie Wonder cover]

Terence Higgins’ Swampgrease
(feat. Nigel Hall, Ron Johnson, Andrew Block & Roosevelt Collier):
Does Your Mama Know [Rudy Love & The Love Family cover],
Tarantula > Hang It Up, Gimme A Sign (with Brint Anderson),
Color Blind [Frankie Beverly & Maze cover] (with Nikki Glaspie),
Joy & Pain [Frankie Beverly & Maze cover] (with Nikki Glaspie)

The Revivalists:
Catching Fireflies

Leo Nocentelli’s The Meters Experience
(feat. Bill Dickens, Stanton Moore, CR Gruver & Steve Perrilloux) with Big Sam:
Hey Pocky A-Way

Leo Nocentelli’s The Meters Experience
with Big Sam & Eric McFadden:
Fire On The Bayou

The Roots of Music Marching Band:
Intro

The Roots of Music Marching Band:
Don’t Worry Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin cover)

The Roots of Music Marching Band
with Leo Nocentelli, Bill Dickens & Stanton Moore:
Blues For Ben

The Roots of Music Marching Band
with Leo Nocentelli, Bill Dickens & Stanton Moore:
Blues For Ben

Later on Frenchman Street, things got a little cra:

UPDATE: Audio recordings from this party are now available:
Leo Nocentelli’s The Meters Experience & The Roots of Music Marching Band
Nikki Glaspie, Nigel Hall, Eddie Roberts & Nate Edgar
Terence Higgins’ Swampgrease
The Revivalists

George Porter Jr’s 63rd Birthday Bash (VIDEO)

I had the pleasure of spending last Christmas in New Orleans. I was also fortunate enough to catch George Porter Jr‘s annual Birthday Bash at the Howlin’ Wolf on the last night of my stay (before driving 12 hours back to Kentucky the next morning).

With George’s permission, I mounted my new HD video camera to the side of Nick Burlison’s audio recording rig, and when the crowd poured out onto the chilly St. Peters Street at 3:15am I had nearly 4 hours of footage! I even shot a few songs from the front row with my iPhone4, which allowed me to make a 2-cam mix for several tunes. The audio on this one is simply top notch. It’s a matrix mix of Louie Liokis’ on-stage schoeps mics and a soundboard patch.

The entire performance, a 4 DVD set, is available to download here: http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=89960

The night began with a 90 minute set from George Porter’s Runnin’ Pardner‘s band. This set featured several classic Meters tunes like Borro, What’Cha Say, & The Dragon, as well as a reworking of Curtis Mayfield‘s “Check Out Your Mind” which exemplifies the way George holds down the groove. George’s wife brought out a cake and his granddaughter came out and sang a diva-like rendition of Happy Birthday. The set ended with a solo performance of a song from George’s new EP of Christmas songs, “Christmas In New Orleans.”

The second set was a free for all of guest players: Stanton Moore, Anders Osborne, Kirk Joseph, Brian Stoltz, June Yamagishi, Tony Hall, Russell Batiste, Eric Bolivar, Terence Higgins, etc. Seven different drummers and five different guitarists! At one point, you had a triple guitar threat of Tony Hall, June Yamagishi, & Brint Anderson ripping through Them Changes & Third Stone From The Sun.

To close out the night, George brought out Billy Iuso & CR Gruver for some Grateful Dead tunes, topping it off with a cover of Sugaree, a song that George has really made his own while touring with Bill Kreutzmann & Papa Mali in their new band, 7 Walkers.

UPDATE with 2 new videos added on 12/27/13:

Christmas In New Orleans:

Is Pray > Dance To The Music > I Want To Take You Higher > Them Changes (w/ Third Stone From The Sun tease):