funky Meters with The Pimps of Joytime
New Orleans, LA
February 18, 2012
As Mardi Gras approached and anticipation in regards to the Jazz Fest late night original Meters gig at the Howlin’ Wolf continues to build, the most recognized offshoot of the legendary band, the funky Meters, took the stage in their hometownÂ on a recent Friday night.
Let’s face the fact that it doesn’t get much better than spending a weekend night in New Orleans with the funky Meters. In addition, the fact that the annual Mardi Gras festivities were just days away, and visitors had already began to descend upon The Big Easy, made it an extra special occasion. Further deepening things (as if the pot wasn’t already simmering over), the legendary members of the funky quartet — that consists of original Meters members George Porter, Jr. and Art Neville as well as Brian Stoltz (Neville Brothers, Bob Dylan) and Russell Batiste (Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Porter, Batiste & Stoltz) — welcomed relative funk newcomers, The Pimps of Joytime, to the stage to kick off the evening.
All in all it was yet one more night that seems to only take place in NOLA and the Crescent City’s own Jeffrey Dupuis was on the scene to bring back images for the rest of us.
Funky Meters Setlist :: 2/18/12 ::
Click the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the show by Jeffrey Dupuis…