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VULCAN AFTERTUNES: BIG SAM’S FUNKY NATION WITH TRAGIC CITY

Noladelic PowerFunk. That’s the sound Big Sam’s Funky Nation have been whipping up for more than a decade. It’s high-energy music that mixes funk, rock & roll, hip-hop, and jazz into the same pot, glueing everything together with the brassy influence — and heavy grooves — of New Orleans.

From national performances at Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits to hometown appearances Voodoo Fest and Jazz Fest, Big Sam’s Funky Nation have built their reputation onstage. The band’s live performance are legendary, filled with blasts of brass, bursts of electric guitar, and the charisma of Big Sam, a frontman who sings, plays, dances, and involves the audience in everything he does. You don’t just watch a Funky Nation show. You become part of the show, singing along with Big Sam whenever he demands a call-and-response.

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Vulcan AfterTunes: Karl Denson’s Fantastic Fall Tour

Karl Denson’s Fantastic Fall Tour

Description: Fresh off The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour, Karl Denson and his band The Tiny Universe, embark on a nationwide run that will give new and old fans the chance to experience what is highly regarded as one of the best live bands on the planet.

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