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, E.W.I. (electronic wind instrument), 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 stalwarts as Umphrey's McGee, Moon Taxi, Galactic, moe., Robert Randolph, and even The B52s, who have all tapped Big Something as direct support.

Big Something is thrilled to announce that they will be releasing their new album The Otherside on April 20th, 2018. The Otherside, the band’s 5th full-length studio album, is a follow up to 2017’sTumbleweed, which is Big Something’s most critically acclaimed release to date. Fans can check out the first single, “Sundown Nomad,” here. For more information, please visit: www.bigsomething.com.

The Otherside was recorded at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC with the help of Grammy-nominated producer and Carolina Music Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient - John Custer (Corrosion of Conformity) who has produced all 5 of the bands albums.

On The Otherside, Big Something continues to build upon the post-apocalyptic peyote trip imagery from Tumbleweed, concluding the story of a nomad who has made it to the other side of his journey wandering through the night towards a desert sunrise. The album also showcases a different musical side of the band with a heavier, more focused and soulful collection of 8 songs including “Smoke Signal” - a track that was written for the studio and has never been performed live.

The project is dedicated to the memory of the bands late lyricist and friend Paul Interdonato who tragically passed away on Dec 3, 2017 - the same day the band was setting up in the studio to record. Now each song carries a certain weight as the album features several of the last lyrical compositions that Paul ever wrote for Big Something. It is a thoughtful and poignant musical journey paying tribute to a lifelong friend with a brilliant imagination.

Big Something is Nick MacDaniels (vocals, guitar), Casey Cranford (sax, EWI), Jesse Hensley (lead guitar), Ben Vinograd (drums), Doug Marshall (bass), Josh Kagel (keys, trumpet), and Rhett Huffman (keys).


At the age of 13, Trevor Merrow was a new student at Joseph Badger High School. It was there that he met guitarists Shane Munnell and Tyler Jenkins. To make a long story short, the 3 would play music at every opportunity that presented itself. Jenkins and Merrow would later form a band together, during their senior year of high shool. Meanwhile Munnell was also involved with his own vital role in the band "The Youngstonians". In 2008, Merrow and Jenkins went their seperate ways. Merrow put down the bass, and moved to Cleveland to seek the life of a family man.

Jenkins and Munnell however, were far from ready to give up on their musical talents. Munnell who had resigned from his position with the Youngstonians knew of Jenkins' potential, and wasnt about to let it go to waste. The two of them combined forces, with the addition of Gary Jenkins(bass) to form The Tyler Jenkins Trio. The Trio continue to sell out wineries and local bars for years, and still play to this day.
In 2012, Merrow returned home from Cleveland. And he was determined to start playing music again. The first opportunity that presented itself was playing at a church for hundreds of people. It was there that he met drummer Dante DiLorenzo. The two always thru around the idea of getting together to jam outside of the church, but it wasnt until 2016 when Merrow reunited with Jenkins and Munnell, that Plinko finally came together.

The idea was to casually get together, have some drinks, and improv jam. But when the band realized the potential they had, they started to take their bond more seriously.
After 1 very successful show, Dante was blessed with a newborn baby girl, and shifted his interests towards being a father and a business owner. Plinko and Dante mutually agreed to part ways, and remain great friends to this day.
Drew Siracki auditioned for the band in July of 2017, and after only one practice, became a permanent member.

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