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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
http://youtu.be/z0FVoyzBxqo

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