Interview: Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Playing at Vinyl 6/4

[ 0 ] May 31, 2013 |

big samBefore his band’s show at Vinyl on June 4th, we were able to chat with renowned trombonist Big Sam. Check out our interview below and be sure to catch Big Sam’s Funky Nation at Vinyl on 6/4!

When did you start playing the trombone and what or who inspired you to start playing?

I started playing the trombone in Middle School (Marching Band)…it was the New Orleans’ legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band that exposed me to jazz and a whole new world of music opened up for me.

What has been your most memorable gig to date?

Jamming with P-Funk at Voodoo Music Experience in NOLA.

What is your dream gig?

Prince with P-Funk in a beautiful outdoor setting with people dancing and having a good time as far as the eye can see.

How do you connect with your audience?

Music and movement – both are universal languages – and at our shows you get plenty of both.

What artists / bands inspire you the most musically?

Prince / P-Funk / James Brown / Living Colour / Wycliffe Gordon

Name three songs that are currently on your playlist.

Living Colour – “Time’s Up”

Gary Clark Jr – “Ain’t Messin’ Around”

PJ Morton – “Heavy”

If the world was ending in 24 hours, what would you spend your time doing?

Things you can’t print…things I shouldn’t say.

What are your plans for the remainder of 2013?

Big Sam’s Funky Nation will be doing lots of touring all over and will release a new CD – and of course to have a phenomenal time doing it…

Get your tickets to Big Sam’s Funky Nation below!

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