An Intimate Funkin Night July 21st, 2023 Infinity Music Hall Hartford, CT Review and Photography by Joel Shover @Joelshoverphotography

George Porter Jr & The Runnin Pardners high stepped their way into Hartford, CT on Friday night, July 21st, 2023, for an intimate evening of some serious funk while promoting his new album “Crying Hope”. George Porter one of the progenitors of Funk is best know for his work with The Meters from the mid-1960s.

During Porters amazing career spanning over four decades, he’s worked with artists like Bill Kreutzman, Paul McCartney, Melody Trucks, Warren Haynes, Eric Krasno, David Byrne, Allen Toussaint, and Lee Dorsey just to name a few. To say George is the man, the myth and the legend is an understatement.

George brought some fantastic musicians with him this evening Michael Lemmier (Keys) Terrance Houston (drums) Chris Adkins (guitar) as they brought the intimate crowd to a funktified trance while George played along with his distict D Lakin bass guitar to perfection.

As George stood on his stool and masterfully struck each string, I couldn’t stop thinking that not only is this man laying down some severe funk, he’s also giving the lesson on how to do it.

Check out the full gallery of photos from this night by Joel Shover Photography here.

Thankfully his music and style will supersede the test of time and be passed on for multiple generations to come.

We were treated to many old school favorites and some Meters covers as well! If you get a chance to see this great lineup with George, do it, you might even get lucky enough to get a signed album by the man himself!

Go See Live Music……. Till the next show…..Joel

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  1. A Taste of Truth
  2. Take a Chance
  3. Up Late At Night
  4. Here Come The Meter Man
  5. Body & Fender Man
  6. Squeezin My Heart
  7. The Mob (The Meters cover)
  8. Ciara
  9. Big Chief (Professor Longhair cover)
  10. Rough Spots
  11. Make Me a Pallet on the Floor ([traditional] cover)
  12. Tippi Toes
  13. Birds
  14. Runnin’ Pardners
  15. Just Kissed My Baby (The Meters cover)
  16. Crying for Hope
  17. Wanna Get Funky

Check out the full gallery of photos from this night by Joel Shover Photography here.

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