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Texas Gumbo

Texas Gumbo - Mardi Gras Band in Texas

Music: New Orleans style music - piano and accordion

Enjoy the music from Mardi Gras with the Texas Gumbo band, featuring Dennis Cavalier.  Dennis was raised in the 9th ward of New Orleans around France and Claiborne streets which is an intensely musical neighborhood. This is the same neighborhood where Fats Domino, Jesse Hill, Oliver Morgan and the Lastie Family where raised. He was greatly influenced by piano giants Professor Longhair, Dr. John and Fats Domino.

In the early 70's Dennis started playing piano with Walter "Wolfman" Washington. He's also played and/or recorded with Gary B.B. Coleman, Delbert McClinton, Guitar Slim Jr., Johnny Adams, Wayne Bennet, Nappy Brown, Mighty Sam McClain, The Platters, The Drifters, The Coasters, Etta James and Doug Kershaw. He has opened shows for Irma Thomas, The Funky Meters, Wayne Toups, Chubby Carrier, Chris Ardoin, Geno DeLafose and Bruce Daigrepoint.

 

 

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Texas Gumbo