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George Porter and Tryptophunk for Thanksgiving eve

George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville and John "Papa" Gros @ Tipitina's - February 2011 || Photo by Jimmy Grotting

WHO: Tryptophunk – George Porter Jr. (Meters, 7 Walkers, Runnin’ Pardners, world ambassador of funk), John “Papa” Gros (Papa Grows Funk), Brian Stoltz (funky METERS), Mark Mullins (Bonerama), Terrence Houston (Runnin’ Pardners), Craig Klein (Bonerama) and Special Guests + GRAVY
WHERE: Tipitina’s Uptown – 501 Napoleon Avenue
WHEN: Wednesday, November 23 @ 10 p.m.
PRICE: $15 (Tickets available here)

Whenever George Porter Jr. assembles a highly-polished group of local musicians for a one-off super jam, it’s best to take heed and get yourself in the building.

From a super jam with Anders Osborne in February to his Jazzfest-highlighting 2 a.m. improvisational masterpiece with Adam Deitch, Brian Stoltz and Marco Benevento in May to his weekly Thursday night freakouts at The Maple Leaf, every time George loosens up the format with a band of highly-talented buddies, magic tends to unfold.

Add that to the fact that Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year and Wednesday’s show should be a funk-i-fied blowout of epic proportions. Get Tryptophunk’d Wednesday night before you get Tryptophan’d with the family on Thursday.

The Trio at Bear Creek 2011

Wesley Hodges writes about music for Live Music Blog: NOLA and NolaVie. For more information on NolaVie, go to


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