Big Sam’s Funky NationBig Sam's Funky Nation have established their presence on the forefront of the New Orleans music scene. Trombone powerhouse and band leader "Big Sam" Williams, formerly of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, has been celebrated as "the top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz" by the San Francisco Chronicle and the band has been touted for consistently "bringing a straight raw party" by Jambase. 2010 has been a busy year for The Nation, with two European tours (France and Greece), a recurring role in the new HBO original series "Treme", and a busy US touring schedule including festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival, South by Southwest, Doheney Blues Festival and Gathering of the Vibes. For 2011, BSFN does not intend to slow down. The momentum BSFN has recently accumulated will only continue to grow off of the successful release of their fourth and most prolific album to date, King Of The Party. Be on the lookout for BSFN's masterful blend of a rock, with an improv-style associated with jazz and a horn-heavy front section that's the hallmark of funk. The energy level is always high voltage when BSFN takes the stage.Eric Krasno & Chapter 2Eric Krasno is a founding member of Soulive and hip-hop production team Fyre Dept. Soulive has released records on Velour Recordings, Blue Note and recently released No Place Like Soul on the legendary Stax label. Soulive has toured the US and globe, playing in Africa, Japan, Russia, Brazil and has opened for the Rolling Stones and Dave Matthews Band. Since forming in 1999, Soulive has developed a reputation as one of the most sought after instrumental soul- funk trios around, a hard-touring live act that’s thrown down everywhere from small rock clubs to major festivals worldwide.
Chapter 2 is the next phase in the story of Eric and his longtime collaborator, drummer Adam Deitch, alongside vocalist and keyboardist Nigel Hall and bassist Louis Cato.
Eric has worked also with countless musicians, from jazz icons Joshua Redman, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Chaka Khan to hip hop visionaries like 50-Cent, GZA and Talib Kweli. He is known throughout jazz, funk, and hip-hop circles for his virtuosic playing and production talents.YellowcakeDiversity is the key ingredient to the Yellowcake sound. With music that transcends culture, style and language, this NYC band is putting a global pulse on the city's music scene. Yellowcake officially formed in 2009 and today is a group of seven individuals who share a passion for creating original music that draws on their different backgrounds and musical influences. From the cross-genre melding of Latin rhythms with funk grooves to the group’s unique combination of musicians, you never know what you might see, hear, or feel at a Yellowcake show. Come vibe.DJ Cochon de Lait