BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION Premiere “Buzzin'” on Relix — New Album Out On May 4

New Orleans-based funk band Big Sam’s Funk Nation release their new track“Buzzin'” today which premiered on Relix.  The song shimmies from talkbox into swaggering clean guitars, all while painting a vivid picture of hot and heavy love at first sight on the dance floor. “Buzzin'” is the first track off the band’s upcoming album Songs in the Key of Funk to be released on May 4, 2018 tying into their performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. CLICK HERE to listen and CLICK HERE to pre-order the album.

“‘Buzzin” is one of those songs that’s about trying to holla at the baddest chick in the building, finally getting her & being hooked like a drug. She keeps you buzzin all night till the sun comes up & all night again. You’re pretty much a junkie for her lovin’. When writing this one, some of my favorite cats came to mind like, Zapp & Roger, and Morris Day & The Time. The track is funky and has a vibe! Guaranteed to make you shake something!” – Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Against the backdrop of Crescent City, Big Sam’s Funky Nation released five fan favorite albums and quietly developed a devout following. Powered by jaw-dropping technical talent and uncontainable energy on stage, their performances have become the stuff of legend. Big Sam ensures you’re not just a part of the crowd, but “a part of the show dancing and singing along.”Beyond standout sets at the likes of Voodoo Music + Experience and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the boys have performed at BonnarooSXSW, and Austin City Limits, to name a few.

“Big Sam” Williams (trombone, lead vocals), Drew “Da Phessah” Baham (trumpet, vocals), Jerry “JBlakk” Henderson (bass), Keenana “Butta Cream” McRae (guitar), Alfred “Sgt Gutta” Jordan (drums), and Kendrick Marshall (keys) are also gearing up to go on tour and are performing at various festivals this summer.

Stay tuned for more new music and in the meantime, for more info on Big Sam’s Funky Nation, please visit

Upcoming Shows

April 6                   New Orleans, LA @ Delgado Music Fest

April 7                   Stony Brook, NY @ Staller Center For The Arts

April 14                 New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans French Quarter Festival

April 20                 Dallas, TX @ The Kessler

April 21                 Austin, TX @ Antone’s

April 22                 The Woodlands, TX @ Dosey Doe

May 3                    New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

May 4                    New Orleans, LA @ Zoo To Do

May 24                  Gainesville, FL @ High Dive

June 1                    Amagansett, NY @ The Stephen Talkhouse

June 2-3                Augusta, NJ @ Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Festival

June 22                 Norfolk, VA @ Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Festival

June 23                 Washington, DC @ The Hamilton Live

Aug 4                     Mammoth Lakes, CA @ Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza

Aug 11                   Belden, CA @ For The Funk of it Fest

Aug 12                   San Jose, CA @ San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

Aug 31-Sept 1      Charleston, RI @ Rhythm and Roots Festival

Sept 14                  St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House

Sept 15                  Lawrence, KS @ Lied Center of Kansas

Sept 21                  Atlanta, GA @ Venkman’s

Sept 28-Oct 1       Queensland, Australia @ Caloundra Music Festival

Nov 30                   Stillwater, OK @ Oklahoma State University

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