Born in 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana, George Porter, Jr. is one of the godfathers of funk. Best known best known as the bassist of The Meters, he’s forged a low end path of monster bass lines that have been studied and deconstructed like The Dead Sea scrolls by funkologoists around the world. The good news is that he’s still doing it and he's coming to town. On July 17, George Porter, Jr. & his band Runnin' Pardners play the Blue Moon for what will surely be a HUGE show.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.