Guitarist Brian Stoltz has officially rejoined the funky Meters. Stoltz rejoined the group for the first time in over three years for the 33rd Anniversary of New Orleans’ Tipitina’s this past January as well as three shows at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl. The reunion shows went well enough for Stoltz to rejoin the band fulltime. 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of Stoltz’s first band with Art Neville as a member of the Neville Brothers.
Guitarist Ian Neville has also officially left the funky Meters to focus on Dumpstaphunk. In related news, the Original Meters—which is now a different entity than the funky Meters—will also reunite for a performance at Bonnaroo this June. The funky Meters will perform at Austin, TX’s Austin City Limits Live At Moody Theater on March 4.