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George Porter Jr & his Runnin’ Pardners end the final week of 2020 with the official release of the timely single “Crying For Hope”, their first new studio recording since 2015. To listen, click HERE

George Porter Jr, the original Meters bassist and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient celebrated his 73rd birthday on December 26, with a livestream from the DBA venue in New Orleans delivered through the StageIt streaming platform. Porter Jr and his Runnin' Pardners band were also joined by special guest, guitarist Anders Osbourne. Fans subscribing to the stream were treated to an advance preview and free download of the "Crying For Hope " single, which was subsequently released to all digital streaming platforms, and available now everywhere. The full length studio album Crying For Hope is due to release February 2021.

George will also join the December 31st multi-venue "NYE in NOLA" livestream on Nugs.TV, as a featured guest of Dumpstaphunk, along with other performances by Galactic, Samantha Fish, and Rebirth Brass Band, hosted by Big Freedia and actor John Goodman.

For more information about George Porter Jr, please visit www.georgeporterjr.com