It's no stretch to say that The Meters singlehandedly defined New Orleans funk. Performing and recording their own music throughout the latter half of the '60s and into the '70s, this seminal group laid the foundation for what is now a ubiquitous genre, influencing countless funk musicians with their earthy, down-home style. The Meters broke up in 1977, and all of their members went on to find significant success elsewhere in the music business. Art Neville gained fame as part of The Neville Brothers, Zigaboo Modeliste toured with Ron Wood and Keith Richards, and both Leo Nocentelli and George Porter Jr. started new bands and became in-demand session players. In recent years, various iterations of the original Meters lineup have reconvened for numerous one-off shows, including full reunion performances in 2005 and 2011. Tonight at B.B. King Blues Club, Nocentelli, Modeliste, and Porter reunite as The Meter Men and join forces with Phish keyboardist Page McConnell.
Added by Upcoming Robot on October 16, 2012