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Published: 2012/11/29

George Porter Jr. Plays With Tedeschi Trucks Band

Photo by Dino Perrucci

George Porter Jr. joined Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Keswick Theatre in Keswick, PA last night. It was the second of five shows with Porter filling in for bassist Oteil Burbridge, who recently left the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Fans were treated to a bust out of The Meters classic “Ain’t No Use,” with Porter on lead vocals. He will continue to join the band for three more nights at shows in Boston, Harrisburg, PA and Albany, NY. Tedeschi Trucks Band will headline Florida’s Sunshine Blues Festival January 18-20 before heading to Australia for a short tour in March.

As previously reported, Oteil Burbridge left the Tedeschi Trucks Band in October to focus on starting a family. He will play with members of his old band Aquarium Rescue Unit at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA on December 16.


There are 3 comments associated with this post

Cole November 30, 2012, 10:00:08

GPJ is the man!!! Had no doubt that he would fit in perfect with TTB. The man is a legend. original Meters bassist for anyone who doesn’t know

Jim November 29, 2012, 17:05:44

Porter is way more in the swing of this band than Oteil was. I hope he stays on.

Johnny Devoid November 29, 2012, 18:05:13

He was tremendous last night. It was my first time seeing TTB and I had no idea he was new. He’s a perfect fit, a great player, and seems like a terrific guy too. Fantastic stage presence.

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