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“FROM THE SUPER HORN-HEAVY OPENERS “FUNQUEY GUMBO” TO THE SULTRY SOPRANO SAX ON “RIFF WITH IT” TO THE MELODIC, VOCALLY DRIVEN “MAKE IT GROW,” GUMBO LAYS DOWN A PARTY SOUNDTRACK THAT IS WELL PLAYED, INTOXICATING IN SPIRIT, AND SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING THAT COULD BE SPILLING OUT THE DOORS OF TIPITINA’S ON A MUGGY SUMMER NIGHT.”
“THE ALBUM LEADS OFF WITH GO YOUR OWN WAY, WHICH SHOWCASES THE BAND’S UNIQUE ENSEMBLE GONE FUNKY APPROACH. BUT SOMEDAY (WE’LL MAKE OUR GETAWAY) IS THE HIDDEN PEARL, WITH A JAZZ FOUNDATION SUPPORTING A R&B HOUSE THAT IS LITERALLY BURNING DOWN…THE ENERGY OF THE BAND’S ROADHOUSE SHOWS HAS FOUND A PRECISE RENDERING IN THE STUDIO. IT’S MORE THAN PARTY MUSIC. IT’S DANGEROUS.”
“The Denver based band who is heavily influenced by “second line” and traditional jazz, and carry a torch to the likes of Galactic, Dr. John and The Funky Meters, lay down some stanky party music on this EP Funky-Dangerous Party Music (A Preview).”
“Gumbo le Funque bills their sound as "party music," but the strains of the horn-based ensemble is much more specific. The band specializes in the blues, funk and jazz-based sounds of New Orleans, a pedigree that comes through in the outfit's high-energy live show. The band brings their signature blend of Southern roots music to Aurora's premier blues venue on Friday.”