Big Sam's Funky Nation arrives in Nelson next week.

Big Sam's Funky Nation arrives in Nelson next week.

From the Big Easy to Nelson

One of the best trombonists is heading to Nelson as part of Big Sam's Funky Band on August 14.

I know, I know, it’s the weekend after Shambhala. You’re sunburned, dehydrated, sleep deprived, your feet hurt, and you just Googled “seratonin depletion.” However, it’s time to dig deep people, one of North America’s funkiest outfits, straight from New Orleans, is headed to The Royal on Tuesday, August 14.

Big Sam’s Funky Nation is lead by trombonist Sam, a fantastic soloist who joined the legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the age of 19.

After a long tenure in the supergroup, he toured with Elvis Costello and Alan Toussaint, and has played with Dave Matthews, Ozomalti, and more.

He’s joined by trumpet/ piano/ vocalist Andrew Baham, guitarist Andrew Block, “Chocolate Milk” on drums and Eric Vogel on bass. Veterans of the jam band and festival circuit in North America, their shows are a non-stop dance fest of good vibes and funky music!

Opening the show is our own local “supergroup,” Lint.

All accomplished players, the band puts their own take on all things funky, and definitely will get you primed for more dancing.

Rich Rabnett (Rabnett 5 and Drive If You Must) on guitar, Jimmy Lewis (Wassabi Collective and Vortex) on drums, Jesse Lee (Brian Rosen and The What Now and Shane Koyczan) on bass, and Ben Eubery (Brian Rosen) on keyboards.

Tickets are $20 and are available at Urban Legends, The Music Store and liveattheroyal.com.

Doors open 6 p.m. Showtime approximately 8 p.m.