Recommended if You Like
Los Lobos Sir Douglas Quintet Texas Tornados

Genres You Will Love
Moods: Type: Lyrical Country: Americana Country: Honky Tonk Blues: Texas Style Rock: Americana

By Location
United States - United States

Artist's Blog Band Website Tune Core Page Twitter

Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man

The Umbrella Man is a Gulf Coast combo that incorporates many of the influential styles of music that have come to be in the Texas- Louisiana region from Country, Rockabilly, Swamp pop, Conjunto,and many more. The Umbrella Man's performances and song choices have been referred to as a "a Gumbo of styles" because of their diversity and ability to please crowds from many different backgrounds. Gaitan has won the Houston Press Music Award for Best Bassist from 2004 - 2008. The band is currently working on their debut album ready for release this spring. Gaitan also played bass and toured with Country music legend Billy Joe Shaver. Shaver recently recorded a song composed by Nick Gaitan titled "I've Found my Weakness in You.

Nick Gaitan-Upright Bass/ Vocals
Bart Maloney- Pedal Steel / Console Steel
Robert Rodriguez-Accordion and Vocals
Gabriel Alaniz- Drums


Los Skarnales since 1999 - Oct.2006
(suavecito cd) (Pachuco Boogie) & all live shows since Aug 1999 to Oct 27th 2006
Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys (live performances 05)

Discography: Los Skarnales "Suavecito Style" (PFR 2000)

Los Skarnales 'Pachuco Boogie Sound System (Megalith 2005)

Program "Evil is Job One" Upright bass on track 6 " Zebra Zebra Tiger" (J Audio 2006)

Ryan Scroggins and the Trenchtown Texans (Megalith 2007)

Craig Kinsey - The Burdoner "Montrose Blvd. Blues" and
"Cold Cold Heart" (Montrose Records 2008)

Billy Joe Shaver - "Ive Found My Weakness in You" (2008) online distr. only

Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man (self titled) Bass, Vocals, Guitars (Nick Gaitan Music 2009)

Nick Gaitan

BUY THE NEW CD or download





Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man CD
Top Houston discs of 2009
by Joey Guerra , Houston Chronicle

features song "Meet me off Main" by Nick Gaitan

HOUSTON PRESS CHRIS GRAY , top 10 cd's of the year (Texas)

Noise Extra: "I've Found My Weakness in You" and Billy Joe Shaver on Houston