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George Porter Jr. Stories

This Month In Grateful Dead Covers - May 2017

This Month In Grateful Dead Covers is a monthly Tomorrow's Verse feature which takes a look at the diverse set of artists -- in the GD family and beyond -- who are diving into the catalog.1.Let's start with Bobby, but here he's not with any of his established bands.  ...

Full Show Audio | Bob Weir Welcomes George Porter Jr. In New Orleans 4/18/17

 A post shared by Matt Busch (@mattbusch28) on Apr 18, 2017 at 9:14pm PDT  It's hard to top Bob Weir when it comes to inspring the next few generations of jammers, but Meters bassist George Porter Jr. likely gives him a good challenge.That's why it was so satisifying to hear when Bobby hooked...

The Barn's 2012 Holiday Mix - The Jamband Trilogy Concludes

In 2010, when I first conceived of a holiday mix tape, the concept seemed like fertile ground -- there were a number of much celebrated holiday takes from my favorite jambands, and all I had to do was assemble them. The playlist just sort of fell togetherA few leftover tracks turned into the seed for the 2011...

Preview: 7 Walkers @ Lincoln Hall 8/16/12

It's crazy that a former Grateful Dead drummer was instrumental in assembling one of the coolest New Orleans bands currently touring. Bill Kreutzman has joined forces with NOLA products George Porter Jr. (The Meters, Runnin' Pardners), Papa Mali and Matt Hubbard to form 7 Walkers - a band in which all members distinct personalities are right...

The Gospel According To Melvin: A Barn Presents Mix Tape

While The Barn's recent interview with Melvin Seals intended to shed some light on the Jerry Garcia Band catalog, Melvin made it clear that the Jerry tunes weren't the only thing he's been up to lately.I took this as an open door to explore some of the other projects Melvin has been involved with,...