Gumbohead is a collective of rhythmic rapscallions and tuneful tricknologists who find great joy playing music born in and influenced by New Orleans and southwest Louisiana. To hear the band is to experience the full spectrum of Louisiana dance music, including zydeco, funk, blues, jazz, r&b, brass band and traditional "second line" tunes. Their latest CD, 'Gumbohead,' is a mix of many of these styles - from the get-your-party-kick-started opening zydeco tune, Clifton Chenier's 'Party Down,' to the rambling piano boogie of the Wild Magnolias' 'Pocket Change.' It also includes several original numbers, like the horn-infused funk of 'Spy Boy,' the rollicking blues of 'Stir The Pot' and 'Drunk On Love,' which sounds as if it might be at home near closing time in your local jazz lounge. If you're a fan of Louisiana music, you'll feel right at home with Gumbohead.
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