Big Sam's Funky Nation

Harvest Music Festival 2014 | Day 3

The final day of Harvest was one of celebration. We managed to have perfect weather, and even Yonder Mountain String Band was singing the praises of clear skies. As usual, some of the best shows happened on Saturday, the day when we all try to cram in as much music and fun as possible…ready-but-not-ready for our journey home the next day.

Big Sam's Funky Nation with The Earful at Cervantes | Denver, CO

Nominated for Best Jazz Artist 2013 at the San Diego Music Awards, The Earful, formed in late 2008, is a high-powered, in your face, shake your booty machine that will funk you just right.The band touches on various styles of the funk in all of its forms and pays tribute to the masters. The Earful features members of The Mars Volta, The Devastators, and B-Side Players. With heavy sound from the Hammond Organ, funky bass lines and stabbing brass hits, this 7 piece all-star lineup is sure to get your rump bumpin'.

Big Sam's Funky Nation at Bonnaroo

Over the past two weeks, Sam Williams brought his energy across town and played with countless talented musicians from around the world. Sam played at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with Allen Toussaint, the Funky Nation, and as part of the ephemeral all-star brass ensemble, The Midnight Disturbers featuring Stanton Moore, Mark Mullins, Skerik, Ben Ellman and more.