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7 Walkers in Lexington, KY 3/31/11 (VIDEO)

7 Walkers is a super group consisting of The Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann on drums, The Meters’ George Porter Jr on bass, Papa Mali on guitar, and Matt Hubbard on keys, trombone & harmonica. They perform not only classic Dead songs, but also a new batch of songs written by the Dead’s lyricist, Robert Hunter.

In the year and a half that they’ve been touring they have really started to gel as a band, and this 3 hour, 2 DVDR-DL set is a perfect example.

The full DVD download of this show is now available here: http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=90843

For a full review, see this article written by our resident photographer, Rex-A-Vision: http://www.honesttune.com/content/view/3152/29/

And here are some youtube clips:

The Funky Meters October 8, 2000 Cincinnati, OH (VIDEO)

About ten years ago I packed some friends in my car and drove up to Cincinnati, Ohio to see The Funky Meters perform. The festival was free and they performed during the daytime, down by the river. The situation was ripe for my old Sony Digital Hi8mm video camera to capture it all. Ten years later it’s still one of my favorite videos. I used an external microphone (the same mic I still use today) so the sound quality is great, despite being a little “hot” due to the extreme volume (I can’t believe I didn’t wear earplugs back then!).

Poppa Funk Art Neville was still in good health and George Porter Jr was ten years younger. Russell Batiste played with focus and Brian Stoltz shredded with experience. I’ve decide to post the entire 80 minute video on youtube in 7 parts, and I am also seeding the full DVD here: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=347253
and here: http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=89869.

If you made it this far, then you probably know that The Funky Meters have been doing some shows recently with Brian Stoltz returning (after Ian Neville took over guitar duties for about 4 years). Here are links to some recent recordings:
1/14/11 NOLA @ Tipitina’s (Louie’s SBD + onstage matrix!!)
2/16/11 NYC @ Brooklyn Bowl
2/17/11 NYC @ Brooklyn Bowl