Big Sam's Funky Nation has boldly established their presence at the forefront of the vibrant New Orleans music scene. Trombone powerhouse and band leader "Big Sam" Williams has been celebrated as "the top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz" by the San Francisco Chronicle and the band has been consistently touted for "bringing a straight raw party" by Jambase.
2010 has already been a busy year for The Funky Nation, beginning with a national tour, ten days touring Greece, a recurring role in the new HBO original series Treme, various appearances, including an official showcase in Austin during South By Southwest, a very busy New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival season, and an eventful LEAF: Lake Eden Arts Festival. Big Sam's Funky Nation was branded the "Hardest Working Band At Bonnaroo 2010" by the festival's own publication, The Bonnaroo Beacon.
Big Sam's Funky Nation is on fire and has no intention of slowing down! The summer continues to bring a busy touring schedule including festivals such as Essence Music Festival, Antibes Jazz Festival, Gathering of the Vibes and the Dunegrass Music Festival, among others. The momentum BSFN has already garnered will only continue to grow as the band tours its legendary live show across the country in support of the release of their fourth and most prolific album to date, King of the Party.