The funky Meters Set New Year’s Plans
The recently reactivated funky Meters—with Brian Stoltz on guitar—will end the year at New Orleans’ Tipitina’s French Quarter on December 31. The Stooges Brass Band will open the night. Due to the commitment, bassist George Porter Jr. will sit out 7 Walkers’ gig at New York’s Sullivan Hall on December 30 (Kirk Joseph will fill in with 7 Walkers that night). For the first time in a number of years, both the funky Meters and The Original Meters are active, though Meters drummer Zigaboo Modeliste’s New Year’s Eve gig with Greyboy Allstars rules out the possibility of an Original Meters shows on December 31. Porter is confirmed to play at Boulder, CO’s Trance Blues Jam this weekend.