Big Something

Foundation Presents

Big Something

Bobby Lee Rodgers

Wed · January 17, 2018

7:00 pm

The Social

$15.00

This event is 18 and over

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No backpacks, large bags or large purses allowed. Maximum Size 4.5′ x 6.5"

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Big Something
Big Something
A 6 piece powerhouse with a sound that is both unique and timeless, BIG
Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners
on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. It's no secret why this group has
quickly become one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the
Southeast. Soaring guitars, synths, horns and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top
of their infectious collection of songs and represent a sound that has caught the
ears of such revered Summer circuit stalwarts as Umphrey's McGee, Galactic,
moe., Robert Randolph, and even The B52s who have all tapped Big Something
as direct support.
Recently the band has released their 4th full-length studio album, Tumbleweed,
which was recorded once again with the help of grammy nominated producer
and Carolina Music Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient - John Custer
(Corrosion of Conformity). He has produced all of their albums including 2014's
Truth Serum, which was named Album of the Year by The Homegrown Music
Network, making Big Something the only band ever to win this award 3 times
with 3 different releases (2010, 2013, and 2014). BIG Something has been
featured in Relix Magazine, Guitar World, Glide Magazine, JamBase,
ArtistDirect, and more.

On the release of Tumbleweed
“Big Something returns with their 4th full length studio album produced by John Custer
(Corrosion of Conformity). Recorded at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC -
Tumbleweed features 8 tracks that span over an hours worth of mind bending musical
entertainment. Through the fascinating work of its shining musicians, Big Something
grooves tightly with polished precision. And Tumbleweed offers jam out thrills and
audio splendor, but it also showcases just the right amount of variety to keep things
fresh and exciting, which is paramount when the songs are between five to ten minutes
long. It's an incredibly satisfying, if not innovative, release that fuses alternative rock,
psych rock, reggae rock, and funk with sprinkles of electronica and a dash of bluegrass
that purrs with enough signature brilliance that makes it sound all their own. Standouts
include "Tumbleweed," "Song For Us," "Passenger," "In The Middle," and "Waves."
Whether in the studio or live on stage, Big Something remains indomitable, and
Tumbleweed is by all definitions the band's most captivating, ambitious work to date."
- Sound and Silence Magazine, February 2017
Bobby Lee Rodgers
Bobby Lee Rodgers
Whether rocking out to his own compositions in the jazz or jamband scenes or presenting his unique interpretations of musical greats such as Miles Davis, John Coltrane or Wes Montgomery, guitarist Bobby Lee Rodgers is staking out a legendary path with fans and critics alike. His unique sound and stylings are garnering a growing popularity wherever he performs.

Growing up with the guitar as a young boy he went on to study Classical and Jazz guitar at the University of Georgia. After college he moved to Boston and became one of the youngest instructors of Jazz Studies with the prestigious Berklee College of Music at just 23. While an accomplished teacher, it was performing that fueled Bobby’s energy and soon, along with Col. Bruce Hampton, he became one of the founding members of the Legendary Southern Band The Codetalkers.

Bobby began his solo career in 2009 at the Wanee Music Festival in Florida where he performed in front of 10,000 people. He made such an impact on the audience that he was asked to come back in 2010 and again this year for the 2011 festival.


But Bobby did not forget his jazz roots. The Bobby Lee Rodgers Jazz Trio takes one back to the Golden Decade when Jazz was the soul of the city. Along with playing his Jazz originals, during performances he captures the sounds of the great artists of our time like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Wes Montgomery. He visits their compositions by putting his original vocabulary and sound into the harmonic structure of the songs.

Bobby brings a unique sound to his performance because he plays through a combination of Leslie cabinet and vintage guitar amp which gives him the beautiful sound of an organ and guitar together. A stellar songwriter, vocalist and guitarist he fuses rock, funk, jazz and blues into a magical musical tapestry. He has performed with such great artists as Vassar Clements, Warren Haynes, Widespread Panic, George Porter Jr. and the list goes on and on. His new CD, BLR was just release to rave reviews.
Whether playing his originals or capturing sound of the jazz culture, Bobby Lee Rodgers can truly be called one of the new modern day guitar greats.
Venue Information:
The Social
54 North Orange Ave
Orlando, FL, 32801
http://www.thesocial.org/