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Gumbo Diablo / Bio

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, guitar, 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 recently 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. The group is touring throughout the Northeast in support of this release.

General Info

Band Members
Wendy Kinal - Lead Vocals, Percussion, Accordion; Ken Hiatt - Accordion, Keys, Vocals; Dave Langhoff - Drums; Jeff Trout - Bass
Artist Name
Gumbo Diablo
Home Page
Active Since
World / Latin / Zydeco

Contact Info

Boston, MA

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