GRAMMY LIFETIME ACHIEVMENT AWARD RECEIPIENTS LEO NOCENTELLI AND GEORGE PORTER, JR. (THE METERS)
Grammy Lifetime Achievment award recepients Leo Nocentelli and George Porter Jr. (The Meters) come together in a rare performance to jam at the Funky Uncle and answer questions about Mardi Gras as well as their backgrounds. Each in their own right are amazing; together they are a treasure.
The Meters were a New Orleans funk band formed in 1965 by Zigaboo Modeliste (Drums), George Porter Jr. (Guitar), Leo Nocentelli (Bass) and Art Neville (Keyboard). The Meters are architechts of funk, and many of their original songs such as “Cissy Strut” and “Look-Ka Py Py” are considered Funk Classics.
As a session musician, Leo has recorded with a variety of notable artists such as Dr. John, Robert Palmer and Etta James. Growing up in the Irish Channel and Seventh Ward neighborhoods of New Orleans, he was encouraged by his farther to pursue music.
Few bass players in the history of modern New Orleans music are as storied as George Porter Jr. During the course of his four decade career, he’s notched session work with many big names such as Paul McCartney and Jimmy Buffett to local names like Allen Tousaint and Irma Thomas.
Don’t miss this rarest of New Orleans’ treasures!