Gumbo Diablo is a Boston-based quintet 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 more modern blues and 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.
“Gumbo Diablo is a rollicking, boisterous, and unapologetic band whose sound runs the gamut from folk to dancey pop to the occasional sweet, slow, old-timey waltz. When you see them live, expect to be surprised–and please don’t forget your dancing shoes”
ADWOA GYIMAH-BREMPONG - Tea Party Boston
"In a flooded field of local bands, Gumbo Diablo sticks out and retains fans with their originality and dependability."
SARAH JOHNSON - The Diverse Arts Project