BIGFOOT BRASS BAND
Members of the critically-acclaimed Half Dozen Brass Band are proud to introduce Bigfoot Brass Band, a new contender in the southeast's growing New Orleans-style brass band tradition. Drawing upon their previous experience, the BBB is excited to bring their fans old favorites and original compositions in an exciting new context, focusing more heavily on a riot jazz style.
In its previous incarnation, Bigfoot Brass Band enjoyed great success, bringing its unique "Dixiefunk" style throughout the nation. In 2011, the band made its first appearances in Wisconsin and Florida. On February 21, 2012 (Mardi Gras), the band played to a crowd of 750 people in the Georgia Theatre, and headlined on July 4 at Red, White, & Boom in Spartanburg, SC, performing for a crowd of 2,500.
After a two-year hiatus, the core members of Half Dozen Brass Band reformed in July 2015 as Bigfoot Brass Band, with the goal of marrying high-energy brass band style with virtuosity and precision.
Members of the bandhave performed in New Orleans and around the country with the likes of Ray Charles, Patterson Hood, Drive-By-Truckers, Maynard Ferguson, The Modern Skirts, Michael Wagner, Antsy McClain, Stephanie Nilles, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The O’Jays, Grogus, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Tommy Smothers, Lou Rawls, June Yamagishi, Ike Stubblefield, and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. The ensemble has also collaborated with such Athens talent as Reptar, JazzChronic, George W. Bush Cover Band, Betsy Franck & the Bareknuckle Band, and Lefty Hathaway on both albums and live performances.
The band currently has two studio albums: Easy Street (2010) and Cold Six (2013).