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

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

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...

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

New Orleans-based band to bring funk to Chico

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....

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