BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION W/ GROOVASAUR @ VOLCANIC
Volcanic Theatre Pub
Volcanic Theatre Pub & Parallel 44 Presents one of New Orleans' finest bands, Big Sam's Funky Nation live at VTP on Wednesday, August 8 for a special throwdown of Funk/Soul & NOLA Fiya ! Come down to Volcanic and dance your booty off ! Sponsored by Dr. Jolly’s, BIGS Hydroponics & Cascade Alchemy. This show is all ages and advance tickets are available online at bit.ly/BigSamBend and in town at Dr. Jolly’s & The Cosmic Depot. Get some Funk Bend !
About Big Sam's Funky Nation: When you think of New Orleans, the city’s foremost flambeaux-lit traditions of Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, voodoo, Po’ boys, beads, gumbo, and second line undoubtedly come to mind. You can also count Big Sam’s Funky Nation amongst those NOLA treasures. Known for a boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop, nothing short of seismic live “experiences,” and a whole lot of Southern charm, Big Sam’s Funky Nation might very well be The Big Easy’s best kept secret. No other place could birth such an undeniable, unpredictable, and downright unique collective. The frontman personally draws on over two decades in the game, spanning everything from 300 shows per year during his days in Dirty Dozen Brass Band and gigs backing up Widespread Panic and Dave Matthews Band to recording and touring with Allen Toussaint and Elvis Costello. Additionally, he would be sought out for a recurring role on the critically acclaimed HBO series Treme.
Following the release of 2014’s rock-leaning Evolution (and yet another marathon of gigs), Big Sam wanted to “bring the funk like never before.” So, he decided to “write originals that show how cats like Morris Day & The Time, The Gap Band, P-Funk, inspired [him]—while not just repeating the past.”
Links: Big Sam's Funky Nation - www.bigsamsfunkynation.com Dr. Jolly’s - www.jollybend.com BIGS Hydroponics - www.bendsindoor.com Cascade Alchemy - www.cascadealchemy.com Parallel 44 Presents - www.parallel44presents.com Volcanic Theatre Pub - www.volcanictheatrepub.com