The New Orleans to Crystal Bay connection continued Sept. 20 when Big Sam’s Funky Nation rocked the Crystal Bay Casino. The show opened with the second-line superstars the Stooges Brass Band, formed by Walter Ramsey, Big Sam Williams and “Da Phessah,” Drew Baham. In the after-party a Reno funk band turned the Red Room Mojo Green. Big Sam joined the fun, jamming onstage. Tahoe Onstage images by Tim Parsons.
About Tim Parsons
Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.