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BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION NEW ORLEANS FUNK
July 7, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm$22 – $27
Noladelic PowerFunk, that’s the sound Big Sam’s Funky Nation has been whipping up for more than a decade. It’s high-energy music that mixes funk, rock and roll, hip-hop, and jazz into the same pot, gluing everything together with the brassy influence and heavy grooves of New Orleans. From national performances to hometown appearances, Big Sam’s Funky Nation has built their reputation onstage. The band’s live performances are legendary, filled with blasts of brass and bursts of electric guitar.
Five musicians make up Big Sam’s Funky Nation: Frontman Big Sam, a native of New Orleans who sings, plays, dances, and involves the audience in everything he does. J Blakk kicked off his career as a trumpet player, even performing with Southern University’s marching band — Human Jukebox — before finding his love for bass. Horn player Da Phessah established himself around town as an in-demand producer and multi-instrumentalist. Guitar player Connelly grew up on rock & roll, eventually growing into a world-class musician whose style dips into rock, funk, and jazz. Chocolate Milk began drumming in church.