George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners Release “Crying For Hope” – A Song For Our Times

As the world slammed the door shut on an awful year, George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners captured humankind’s collective anguish with the release of “Crying For Hope,” their first studio recording since 2015. The tune is the first from their much-anticipated full-length album of the same name to be released in February.

George Porter Jr. courtesy of Jam Cruise 18.  📷: Chris Monaghan

Not one to sit still very well or slow down, Porter, who just celebrated his 73rd birthday on December 26 with a live stream from d.b.a. in New Orleans, has been creating new music throughout the pandemic. Often working virtually with his Runnin’ Pardners bandmates Michael Lemmler (keyboards & vocals), Chris Adkins (guitar & vocals), and Terrence Houston (drums & vocals), the legendary bassist for The Meters and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient created “Crying For Hope,” the opening salvo in his war against despair.

Terrence Houston & George Porter Jr.  📷: Funk Eye Media

Harnessing soulful funk and Porter’s iconic bass grooves as its primary weapons, “Crying For Hope” is a slow burn across a broken landscape littered with social injustice, rage, and mass awakening. It’s a song for our times ripped from the heart that makes no apologies for its emotional candor. Take a listen below.

“Crying for Hope” is out now across all digital platforms. For more information about George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, click on the links below.


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“Crying For Hope”


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