8:00 pm $15 advance; $18 day of show 6:30 pm$25 (includes meet and greet with Big Sam in Folklore Store before show - wine and beer included) Get tickets now!
prepared to shake your tail feathers like a Mardi Gras Indian as Big
Sam's Funky Nation delivers that funky New Orleans sound to the Center
for Southern Folklore Hall.
Memphis concertgoers got a taste of
Big Sam's Funky Nation at the Center's 2007 Music & Heritage
Festival where Big Sam Williams literally had 'em dancing in the
street. Combining his distinctive trombone riffs with a
call-and-response MC style, Big Sam prides himself on getting the crowd
up and second lining around the room from the very first number. With
a musical legacy that extends back to his days as trombonist for the
legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Sam has assembled a
talented group of jazz-trained musicians who mix the improv style
associated with jazz and the horn-heavy front section associated with
big band funk.
Big Sam has toured with Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint after recording on their Grammy-nominated album, The River in Reverse.
He is also featured on Elvis Costello's CD, The River in Reverse. As
for his namesake group, Big Sam's Funky Nation has three albums to
their credit: Peace, Love & Understanding, Take Me Back and Birth of a Nation.
an evening of non-stop hip shaking, finger popping action from one of
the Big Easy's most dynamic party bands, it's Big Sam's Funky Nation,
8:00 p.m., Friday, April 3 at the Center for Southern Folklore Hall.