In an ongoing run of fantastic horn bands coming through town, Oobleck will happily be opening for Big Sam’s Funky Nation at Red Square in just a few short weeks. High octane would be a conservative description of the band. This six piece from New Orleans takes no prisoners, which in this case means you better be on the dance floor getting down, and if you’re not, you better have your head checked.
Big Sam’s Funky Nation w/Oobleck
Friday November 9th
Red Square, Albany
$10, doors at 8pm, show at 9ish
About Big Sam:
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. Big Sam’s Funky Nation amps their acclaimed Noladelic Powerfunk sound to frenetic levels and sparks energetic dance marathons, making for unforgettable live performances. Don’t even try to sit still when BSFN takes the stage…
“Big Sam’s Funky Nation is in rare company as far as their ability to incite a huge dance-a-thon, and their set included his take on “Hard To Handle” and the declaration that Sam is the king of the Jazz Fest  party.” – Wesley Hodges, Jambase
He’s got the chops of Louis, the charisma of Dizzy, the oomph of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and the understanding that it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing… and a whole lotta funk.
-Rachel Levitin, WeLoveDC.com
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Hope to see you on the dance floor!