T Bird and the Breaks
Saturday, February 09, 2013
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
Buy Tickets Formed during an informal jam during the 1989 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Art Neville, George Porter Jr. and Russell Batiste Jr., founded what would be the core of the Funky Meters. The history of founding members Art Neville and George Porter Jr. dates back to 1967, when keyboardist, Art recruited bass player George, drummer Joseph (Zigaboo) Modeliste and guitarist Leo Nocentilli to form The Meters. The original Meters disbanded in the late 70’s. Today founding members Art Neville and George Porter Jr., are joined by New Orleans native Brian Soltz on guitar and Russell Batiste Jr. on drums and are known officially as the Funky Meters.Funky Meters tap into the roots of The Meters musical heritage while taking the sound well into the future. Their trademark sound blends funk, blues, and dance grooves with a New Orleans vibe. The collective resume between the artists in this band speaks volumes for the level of musicianship that comes alive when they play together on any stage and the funk is still going as strong today as it was 40 years ago. ACL Live has teamed up with Red Bull to host a late-night DJ series. The Eleventh Hour Lounge will immediately follow the BIG EASY BLOWOUT with Funky Meters and T Bird and The Breaks show on Saturday 2/9. Donnie Dee will be spinning on the Front Porch as we keep the party groovin'!
This event is free and open to the public. See you there! Tickets: $22-$35