George Porter Jr. will serve as the musical director at a special tribute to one of New Orleans’ most prolific songwriters. Billed as Covered In Earl: A Tribute to Earl “Trickbag” King, the all-star event will take place the night before Thanksgiving, November 24 at New Orleans’ Tipitina’s
In addition to The Meters bassist, the night will include appearances by Ivan Neville, Anders Osborne, Deacon John, Jon Cleary, Samantha Fish, Walter Wolfman Washington, Stanton Moore, John Papa Gros, Tony Hall, Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, Brint Anderson and several others. The show’s house band is also stacked, featuring Herlin Riley, David Torkanowsky, Kyle Roussel, Chris Adkins, Tony Dagradi, Brad Walker, Tracy Griffin and Jeff Albert. MC Rickie Castrillo will return to his long-tenured position as Tipitina’s Master of Ceremonies for the occasion.
A portion of the proceeds for the evening will benefit New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic.