Big Sam’s Funky Nation have established their presence on the forefront of the New Orleans music scene. Trombone powerhouse and band leader “Big Sam” Williams, formerly of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, has been celebrated as “the top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz” by the San Francisco Chronicle and the band has been touted for consistently “bringing a straight raw party” by Jambase.
2010 has been a busy year for The Nation, with two European tours (France and Greece), a recurring role in the new HBO original series “Treme”, and a busy US touring schedule including festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival, South by Southwest, Doheney Blues Festival and Gathering of the Vibes. For 2011, BSFN does not intend to slow down.
The momentum BSFN has recently accumulated will only continue to grow off of the successful release of their fourth and most prolific album to date, King Of The Party. Be on the lookout for BSFN’s masterful blend of a rock, with an improv-style associated with jazz and a horn-heavy front section that’s the hallmark of funk. The energy level is always high voltage when BSFN takes the stage.
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