â€œThe blues is not childrenâ€™s music,â€ Luther says. â€œWe get better at it, the older we get. Weâ€™re so fortunate to be able to do it.â€
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.