George Porter Jr + the Runnin' Pardners' First new studio recording since 2015!
2 LPs - 180 Gram Double Etched, Colored Vinyl.
New Orleans funk icon George Porter Jr. and his band the Runnin’ Pardners have released Crying For Hope on double vinyl, CD and digital download. Recorded remotely during quarantine, the 12-track album marks the funk-rock group’s first full-length studio release in a decade, and boasts a mix of unreleased Pardners tunes and new cuts inspired by the social justice movement. It is a snapshot of the modern state of funk — and a testament to its place in the greater social conversation — from one of the most prolific and influential bassists of a generation.
With the release of Crying For Hope, Porter also becomes New Orleans’ first musical artist to drop an album art NFT. Also known as “non-fungible tokens”, NFTs are unique digital collectibles that offer a new way for musicians and artists to creatively engage fans outside of traditional merch. Created in collaboration with Crying For Hope cover artist JT Lucchesi and Home Team Designs, the lucky bidder of Crying For Hope’s NFT will also receive signed memorabilia and an opportunity to have “Coffee With George”.