Export NOLA: Showcase of New Orleans Music in Austin

Article Contributed by press | Published on Wednesday, March 10, 2010

To coincide with the happenings at South By Southwest in Austin, the Backbeat Foundation will present Export NOLA on Wednesday, March 17th at Momo's. The showcase will feature New Orleans artists that represent various styles of music that the Crescent City is known for, including Anders Osborne, Big Sam's Funky Nation, and The Stooges Brass Band.

The initial line-up for Export NOLA 2010:

Anders Osborne
Anders been working and living as a professional songwriter out of New Orleans since 1985. Anders has a new CD featuring Stanton Moore (Galactic), Robert Walter and Pepper Keenan (DOWN) among others, slated to be released on Alligator Records on April 27, 2010. Osborne's songs have been recorded by artists such as Tim McGraw, Keb' Mo', Dr. John, Tab Benoit, Double Trouble, and countless others. Osborne's travels, life experiences, and his story telling ability gives him a prominent edge as a songwriter and wordsmith. His music and performance bends the sounds of New Orleans funk, blues, rock & roll and soul into a style that's all his own.

Big Sam's Funky Nation

BSFN is a driving force of urban funk. The band is led by trombone powerhouse, Big Sam Williams, formerly the trombonist for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, who the San Francisco Chronicle calls "the top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz."  Big Sam's Funky Nation is not a one man show; the members of the Funky Nation, are group of well trained and experienced musicians with impressive credentials of their own.  BSFN masterfully combine a rock sensibility with improv-style associated with jazz and the horn-heavy front section that's the hallmark of big band funk. BSFN has a new CD to be released on Hypersoul Records on March 25, 2010.
The Stooges Brass Band have been second-lining through the back streets of New Orleans since 1996. The Stooges perform a style of New Orleans street music that dates back to the 19th Century. The brass bands has studied the styles of legends like Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and Wynton Marsalis takes their place in that distinguished lineage seriously. The Stooges appeal to the emotions of traditional jazz and use their hip-hop influences to create a new sound that embodies the energy of streets of New Orleans.