Noladelic PowerFunk. Thatâ€™s the sound BIG SAMâ€™S FUNKY NATION has been whipping up for more than a decade. Itâ€™s high-energy music that mixes funk, rock & roll, hip-hop, and jazz into the same pot, gluing everything together with the brassy influence â€” and heavy grooves â€” of New Orleans.
From national performances at Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, to hometown appearances at Voodoo Fest and Jazz Fest, Big Samâ€™s Funky Nation have built their reputation onstage. The bandâ€™s live performances are legendary, filled with blasts of brass, bursts of electric guitar, and the charisma of Big Sam, a frontman who sings, plays, dances, and involves the audience in everything he does. You donâ€™t just watch a Funky Nation show. You become part of the show, singing along with Big Sam whenever he demands a call-and-response.