Big Something is bringing their high-energy funk to Boone on Friday, kicking off their spring tour at 9 p.m. at The Local, followed by a performance at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Saturday.
“We’ve had some great times in Boone.” said Nick MacDaniels, guitar player and lead vocalist for Big Something. “Everybody’s so laid back and mellow when we get there for load in and then gradually as the night progresses, people go crazy. The second set is always so rowdy. Must be something in the water. It’s awesome to watch.”
Based out of Burlington, North Carolina, the band is the only three-time winner of Home Grown Music Network’s Album of the Year award, winning in 2010, 2013, and 2014.
Big Something has been busy already this year, having just finished a nationwide tour in Colorado. It has been some time since their last album Truth Serum was released, and Macdaniels hinted at something special in the works for their devoted fans.
“We will be tracking a new album this April in Asheville, and plan to release it late Fall,” MacDaniels said. “We are all really excited about it. That’s all I can say for now.”
Big Something is also slated to release the details of their annual music festival The Big What in Mebane, North Carolina in the near future.
“Lots of funk this year,” MacDaniels said. “We’re changing up the format a little bit. Just one main stage this year, but I think its going to make for a cooler overall experience. Lots of unique, different things we’re trying this year that will be surprises. Both bands and fans will get to stretch out and enjoy themselves a little more. There will be two secret sets in two different secret locations, too. Two!”
After getting the bus rolling in Boone, Big Something is heading up and down the East Coast through May. Details can be found at http://bigsomething.net/tour.
Written by Richard Oakley