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BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION Premiere “PokeChop” Video on Glide — New Album Out On May 4

New Orleans-based funk band Big Sam’s Funky Nation release the video for their new track “PokeChop” today which premiered on Glide. The lively and colorful video on the streets of New Orleans is the perfect companion to the song’s simmering beat punctuated by seventies-style synths that give way to lively horns, handclaps and howls. “PokeChop” is 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 watch and CLICK HERE to pre-order the album.

“I wanted the video to reflect the song. The dancing, the colors, the vibe… everything is how it should be. This is my first video ever, so I’m pretty excited about it! Funk is well & alive!” – Big Sam

Big Sam’s Funky Nation recently released their first track “Buzzin,'” off the upcoming album 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. CLICK HERE to listen

Tying into the release of the album and their performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Big Sam’s Funky Nation will also be hosting an album release party and show at Blue Nile on May 4, 2018. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

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 band has performed at BonnarooSXSW, and Austin City Limits, to name a few.

“Big Sam” Williams (trombone, lead vocals), Drew Baham (trumpet, vocals), Jerry Henderson(bass), Keenan McRae (guitar), Alfred 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 www.bigsamsfunkynation.com

Upcoming Shows

April 20                 Dallas, TX @ The Kessler

April 21                 Austin, TX @ Antone’s

April 25                 New Orleans, LA @ Wednesday At The Square

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

May 4                    New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile (CD Release Party)

May 7                    New Orleans, LA @ Maple Leaf

May 11                 Covington, LA @ Columbia Street Tap Room

May 16                 Hermosa Beach, CA @ Saint Rocke

May 17                 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl

May 18                 San Diego, CA @ Winston’s Beach Club

May 19                 San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Jazz Festival

May 21                 Irving, TX @ Big Beat Dallas

May 23                 Mobile, AL @ The Merry Widow

May 24                 Gainesville, FL @ High Dive

May 25                 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar Live Music

May 26                 Boca Raton, FL @ The Funky Biscuit

May 27                 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall

June 1                   Amagansett, NY @ The Stephen Talkhouse

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

June 7                   Charlotte, NC @ River Jam – U.S. Whitewater Center

June 8                   Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall

June 9                   Asheville, NC @ Xpand Fest

June 15                 Albuquerque, NM @ ABQ BioPark Zoo

June 16                 Taos, NM @ Taos Mesa Brewing

June 22                 Norfolk, VA @ Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Festival

June 23                 Washington, DC @ The Hamilton Live

June 24                 Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergels

June 26                 Ann Arbor, MI @ Ann Arbor Summer Festival

July 4                     Nederland, CO @ Caribou Room

July 5                     Denver, CO @ Globe Hall

July 6                     Telluride, CO @ Sheridan Opera House

July 7                     Basalt, CO @ The Temporary

July 12                   Tyler, TX @ Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue

July 13                   Arlington, TX @ Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts

Aug 3                     San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

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

Aug 6                     Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

Aug 7                     Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge

Aug 8                     Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre Pub

Aug 10                   Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Club

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

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

Aug 18                   Salem, MA @ Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

Aug 19                   South Burlington, VT @ Showcase Lounge

Aug 23                   Hartford, CT @ Infinity Music Hall

Aug 24                   Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts

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

Sept 2                    Westport, CT @ Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts

Sept 13                  Evanston, IL @ SPACE

Sept 14                  St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House

Sept 15                  Lawrence, KS @ Lied Center of Kansas

Sept 21                  Atlanta, GA @ Venkman’s

Sept 22                  Charleston, SC @ The Charleston Pour House

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

Nov 11                   Stillwater, OK @ Oklahoma State University

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