The Orion

Big Sam’s Funky Nation brings Noladelic Funk to national relevance

Sam “Big Sam” Williams courtesy of Matt Kelly and Michael J. Media.

Rylee Pedotti

October 17, 2016

New Orleans boasts an impressive roster of homegrown talent, including Jazz legends like Louis Armstrong, the Marsalis Brothers as well as current mainstream acts like Harry Connick Jr. and Frank Ocean. Adding to the list, Sam "Big Sam" Williams, founder and band leader of Big Sam's Funky Nation,...

New Orleans-based band to bring funk to Chico

Big Sam on stage at a festival, getting lost in the music. Photo courtesy of Any Goetz

Matthew Manfredi

March 17, 2016

Let there be funk.If you have any plans this Saturday — cancel them. Extravagant dinner party with friends? Reschedule. Bae’s birthday bash? There’s always next year … probably. Netflix and chill? I hope you’re joking. This weekend don’t miss the chance to avoid th...

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