REVIEW / PHOTOS / VIDEOS: The Original Meters @ Voodoo Experience 2011

The Meters’ show yesterday was perhaps the most highly-anticipated festival set of the year in New Orleans (up there with the Rads’ final Jazz Fest blow out) and the holy funk quartet did not disappoint, far exceeding expectations with an hour long funk session alongside a horde of special guests including Cyril Neville and members of Bonerama. Art’s voice was a bit hoarse, but the band managed to press on and find their groove in the fairly early going. Bass legend George Porter Jr. was the undoubted ring leader of the set, and each of his bandmates seized the opportunity to step up to the plate and deliver the goods.