Big Sam's Funky Nation

$6,880 of $12.6k goal

Raised by 149 people in 5 months
Ryan Becnel
on behalf of Sam Bolden
 NEW ORLEANS, LA
Big Sam’s Funky Nation 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.” 

On October 13th, 2016 Big Sam's Funky Nation's West Coast tour hit a snag after thieves broke into their van and stole several instruments. 

According to the band's manager, Steven Klein, someone "smashed the windows in the van stealing Sam's notorious long time trombone, JBlakk Henderson's Bass amp and Seizo Shibayama's guitar, amongst other personal items including Sam's favorite Krewe du Optics."

All money raised will be used to replace the stolen instruments.

Every dollar counts, please donate generously. 

Sam's Trombone
Custom Trombone $6,000
Case $400
Mouthpieces $400

JBlakk Henderson's Bass
Bass $1,000
Case $300
Strap $200

Seizo Shibayama's Guitar
Guitar $2,000
Case $200
Strap $150

Shipping  $300

Vehicle Repair $250



Big Sam's trombone among instruments stolen in Las Vegas


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Sam Williams
4 months ago

Thx for all the support, y'all! We are truly grateful & thankful for all of u! THANK U SOOOOOO MUCH! No matter what, we're gonna KEEP FUNKIN'!

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$6,880 of $12.6k goal

Raised by 149 people in 5 months
Created October 15, 2016
Ryan Becnel  
on behalf of Sam Bolden
$25
Emmy Stanley
3 months ago

Hope you got new trombone already

MP
$100
mark parash
3 months ago

Merry Christmas!! Can't wait to see you at the Stephens Talkhouse this summer!!

KF
$25
Kari Frandsen
4 months ago
PT
$60
P&A T
4 months ago

Boo to the thieves. Keep the funk alive!

RH
$25
Rose Hudson
4 months ago

Love you Guys!!! Best of luck with your instruments!!

BS
$50
Barbara Schweizer
4 months ago
BB
$20
Brett Bickley
4 months ago

.... A number of years ago, I proudly got a BSFN tattoo and made friends with Sam and the rest of the Nation. A few months ago, I moved to NOLa because of people like Sam. I wish I could afford to donate more... But, these po' boys ain't free!! Support BSFN! And, to the douchenozzles that stole their instruments? There isn't a level in Hell deep enough for you.

TM
$50
Tony Magrogan
4 months ago

Saw you guys in Portland, Oregon over the weekend. You guys didn't believe I can make great gumbo, but I do! :) Seriously, you guys have the tightest band I've heard in a long time. Thank you for making great music!

CC
$25
Carol Coleman
4 months ago

Love you guys!!!

MB
$20
Mike Bullock
4 months ago

Keep it funky, Sam!

Sam Williams
4 months ago

Thx for all the support, y'all! We are truly grateful & thankful for all of u! THANK U SOOOOOO MUCH! No matter what, we're gonna KEEP FUNKIN'!

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