The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown
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The best kept secret in music


"Loki Festival 10.10.08-10-12-08 NC"

Making their debut performance late into the night were the funk-filled collaborations of George Clinton and his 35 member Big Ol' Nasty Get Down. Opening up with a slow rolling jam from Parliament's own Ms. Danita Woods. George then came out to serenade the crowd with a few familiar jams, calling out to the crowd to chant his infamous "We want the funk, gotta' have that funk." The massive crowd of fans echoed back in glorious unison. With members of Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Sci-Fi, Galactic, Laura Reed and the well known P-Funk Crew, these guys brought it hard, putting a little funk in everyone's step. - Jambase


Debut Album, "Please Wash Your Hands" is getting ready to be released, with the beginning stages of the 2nd album underway.


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Have you ever wanted to put together a dream band, hand-selecting members of your favorite groups, putting them together for an album or live show? We’ve done both. The Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown is a multi-generational super group, born from backstage ideas, camaraderie among musicians involved and their desire to push the boundaries of the modern music machine. The immediate result found a diverse group in New Orleans writing and recording most of a debut album Vol. 1: Please Wash Your Hands throughout six electric December nights. Eleven songs developed, exploring the collaborative efforts and funk & soul flavors of Parliament-Funkadelic, Asheville’s Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, New Orleans’s Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Galactic and sacred steel scorchers The Lee Boys to name a few. The Getdown will evolve with every incarnation of album and live performance, adding new members to the line-up for writing and recording. Vol. 1: Please Wash Your Hands will provide the listener with once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, such as the fusion of the New Orleans funk sound of the Dirty Dozen horn section, the inspiring pocket & vocals of Parliament-Funkadelic, the soul swagger of Laura Reed and the resurrection of an unreleased track by George Clinton & Sidney Barnes dating back to the days of the 1960s Parliaments.
The Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown came together in October 2008 for a debut, main-stage performance following The Roots at Loki Music Festival outside of Asheville, NC to an anticipating crowd. The 90 minute set showcased a majority of the songs on Vol. 1: Please Was Your Hands as well as a few funk, rock and soul classics led by George Clinton and Garry ‘Star Child’ Shider, offering the crowd unique insight to their roots and influence. An ever-mounting, evolving and spontaneous-to-the-public stage performance will be the groups’ mainstay. Following the release of the album, a tour is slated to follow for support, bringing exciting line-up add-ons as the Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown travels from region to region. Each performance will contain songs from the album and an accompaniment of that particular night’s line-up and catalogue available, bringing in many ways, a one-of-a-kind performance each night. As many members of the group have primary touring projects, the The Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown will tour with routing that coincides with its primary groups billing on music festivals and club scheduling, in some cases rotating one or two supporting acts. The blue-print for The Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown’s second release Vol. 2 is already in the works. The future presents many possibilities of new ideas and collaborations from its evolving cast. The live line-up is not limited to the album line-up and is subject to change on a per-show basis. A scaled down version of the “live” line-up will be available for select shows. Ready to electrify festival main-stages and premier venues across the world, The Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown now embarks on an unprecedented path for the chapters of modern music history. Get ready to getdown.