Rose City Horns made its Portland debut opening up for Big Sam’s Funky Nation at Mississippi Studios. Rose City Horns is lead by trumpeter Farnell Newton and joined by Kyle and Popcorn on trombone and sax respectively. They got the crowd warmed up with some grooves by James Brown, Jill Scott and The Temptations. This was my first time seeing Big Sam’s Funky Nation. I didn’t know what to expect but I was told it would be a good show and there will be lots of dancing.
Big Sam and his Funky Nation did not disappoint. Very energetic and great stage presence. Looking forward to seeing him and his band again. I did get a few steps in while taking photos. For tour dates, check out their website. For follow him on twitter and Instagram @FunkyBigSam