Gumbo DiabloiCal Import
- January 17, 2013 9:00 pm
Gumbo Diablo is a Boston-based quartet specializing in a sound they call
pan-Americana – roots rock that crosses borders and boundaries. Mixing
traditions such as zydeco and r&b from Louisiana, cumbia from Colombia,
forro from Brazil, and modern roots-influenced rock, they have been amazing
audiences since 2009 with their unique live performances. With a sound
driven by soulful vocals, accordions, keyboards, bass, drums, and
percussion, Gumbo Diablo has the versatility to pack the dance floor,
captivate a rock club, or hold court in a small restaurant.
The group has just released its debut album, The Gods We Were Before.
Featuring 10 original songs and a cover of Luiz Gonzaga’s “O Fole Roncou,”
it is a showcase of the band’s pan-Americana sound. If New Orleans is the
northern port of the Caribbean, then Gumbo Diablo will take you on a musical
journey from there to points south, creating music that is distinct,
international, and joyful.