Porter, Wesley, and Vidacovich Offer A Tribute to James Brown
A number of famed New Orleans funk musicians will celebrate the Godfather of Souls legacy later this week. On Friday Fred Wesley, George Porter Jr., and Johnny Vidacovich will headline A Tribute To James Brown at New Orleans Tipitinas Uptown. Then, on February 18, the bassist will lead another ensemble, dubbed the George Porter. Jr. All-Stars, through an evening of funk at the Crescent Citys famed Howlin Wolf.
The lineup for this performance will also draw from New Orleans history, including spots by Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Russell Batiste, and Kirk Joseph.