Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Big Sam's Funky Nation to perform
Friday, September 14 at Old Rock House

Big Sam’s Funky Nation is coming back to St. Louis to perform at 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 14 at the Old Rock House.

The group (pictured), led by trombonist "Big Sam" Williams, is set to release a new album, Songs in the Key of Funk, in May. They were named “Best Band In New Orleans” in 2016 in the local magazine Where Y’At's annual writer’s poll, and last played here in St. Louis in March 2017 at the Schlafly Tap Room.

Williams, who is the great-grandson of legendary New Orleans cornetist Buddy Bolden, previously played with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and with singer/songwriter and pianist Allen Toussaint, and from 2010 to 2013 also had a recurring role on the HBO series Treme.

Tickets for Big Sam's Funky Nation at Old Rock House are $15, and will go on sale at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 via Metrotix outlets.

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