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George Porter Jr. w/ Audiodacity – Saturday, September 2nd

George Porter Jr. w/ Audiodacity - Saturday, September 2nd

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Audiodacity

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Anything is possible! This is the mission statement of the multi-genre sextet, and it is embedded in the heart of every song they write. From their humble beginnings as an open mic house cover band, Audiodacity has grown into a dynamic and musically-diverse ensemble with dozens of original songs, each imbued with the spirit of their camaraderie. Every member has varying levels of musical backgrounds, preferences, and influences; but these differences seamlessly combine into a sound that is truly original. Funk, rock, hip-hop, latin, jazz, reggae, R&B, blues and even dubstep – no genre is left unexplored.

Audiodacity’s unique style and their reputation for delivering unforgettable live performances have earned them a spot among Indiana’s top bands. They have won several city-wide and state-wide battle of the bands competitions, performed throughout the Midwest, and have even shared the stage with nationally touring acts. Audiodacity is currently ending their “winter hibernation” (a time spent honing their craft, writing new songs, and recording tracks for their highly-anticipated debut album) and booking shows and festivals for 2014.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2014:

*One of only 5 Indiana bands personally invited by NBC producers to audition for America’s Got Talent during the Indianapolis try-outs
*Booked to perform at the 1st Annual Steam Corner Music Festival (Veedersburg, IN)

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2013:

* 2013 Battle of Birdy’s – First Place, Grand Prize Winner (state-wide battle of the bands competition)
*Opened for former Bonnaroo artists “The Main Squeeze” at The Vogue (Indianapolis) and The Bluebird (Bloomington)
*Featured artist at Sarafina’s for Groovewalk 2013 (Holland, MI)
*Hyperion Music Festival (Spencer, IN)
*Oranje Music and Art Festival (Indianapolis, IN)
*Kammy’s Kause Music Festival/Benefit (Fortville, IN) – Nation’s Largest Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome Charity Event
*Slamology Music Festival and Auto Show @ Lucas Oil Raceway (Indianapolis, IN)
*Voulez-Vouz Lounge Featured Artists (Eureka Springs, AR)

HIGHLIGHT’S FROM 2012:

* Opened for GROUPLOVE and Youngblood Hawke at The Deluxe Room @ Old National Centre
* Crowned 2012 “Indy’s Next Big Thing” at Jack Daniels’ Presents: Q95 & X103’s Indy’s Next Big Thing Finals Night @ The Vogue Theatre
* Featured Band at X103’s Deck The Balls Official After-Party @ Cadillac Ranch
* Mo’s Irish Pub, Battle of the Bands – First Place, Grand Prize Winner
* Kammy’s Kause Music Festival/Benefit
* Indianapolis 500 Weekend and Brickyard 400 Weekend @ The Winners Circle Lounge
– Played for hundreds of people each night
– Located just outside Turn 1 of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
* Featured Band at Run For Your Lives — A Zombie 5K Run/Walk
* Featured Band at Lickety Split 2012
– Annual College of Architecture and Planning Event
– Ball State University
– 400+ in attendance
* Featured Band at Muncie Gras 2012 — Nation’s 4th largest Mardi Gras Celebration

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George Porter Jr.

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George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste. The group was formed in the mid 60’s and came to be recognized as one of the progenitors of funk then called R&B. The Meters disbanded in 1977, but reformed in 1989. Today the original group still plays the occasional reunions but the Funky Meters, of which Porter and Neville are still members, most prominently keeps the spirit alive.

Porter’s rhythmic work in the Meters in lockstep with drummer Zigaboo Modeliste was epic. Those pockets, the long notes and fat holes, provided the cushion for Leo Nocentelli or Art Neville to play or sing over and created some of R&B history’s most memorable grooves.

Few bass players in the history of modern New Orleans music are as storied as George Porter Jr. During the course of a career spanning more then four decades, Porter has not only made a deep impression with his work in the Meters, but he’s notched session work with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, Patti LaBelle, Robbie Robertson, Tori Amos, Taj Mahal, Ryan Montbleau and live performances with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes, John Scofield, Steve Kimock, Eric Krasno (and including recent studio releases with Warren Haynes and Bill Kreutzmann) just to name a few. Early in his career, Porter worked with seminal New Orleans artists like Allen Toussaint, Earl King, Lee Dorsey, and Johnny Adams, Irma Thomas, The Lastie Brothers again to only name a few.

Porter is also the band leader of his own unique long term project the Runnin’ Pardners, well respected not only as a quintessential New Orleans band, the touring band continues to receive accolades on the jam band and festival scene. He has assembled some seasoned and talented musicians to join him on this project. Familiar Pardners – Brint Anderson (guitar) and, Michael Lemmler (keyboards) and rising stars on the New Orleans music scene Khris Royal (saxophone) and Terrence Houston (drums). George Porter Jr. plans to keep a smile on his face.” I feel like I am working towards something that will be remembered.”

Porter has proven to be capable of the ultimate fusion of rock, funk and R&B, and has gained recognition as one of the industry’s elite bass players. He continues to be not only an in demand performing artist but an accomplished studio musician and producer.

Today, Porter features that epic bottom end in his latest ventures with his own band the Runnin’ Pardners.

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