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Being asked to play for free

Posted in Blog by gumbolefunque

From time to time, bands are approached by various entities and asked to play for free.  The pitch is sometimes “for exposure.”  Sometimes nonprofits will ask for bands to donate their time. Here’s the thing.  Our band is an actual business.  It’s registered as an LLC with the Secretary of

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Cosimo Matassa: Goodbye to an era

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A fan has sent us the following piece, and we thought it would be a great tribute to post it here and share it. It’s a well-researched history of New Orleans music…from the “corner of Rampart and Dumaine.” –Gumbo le Funque Goodbye to an Era by Doug Egan Cosimo Matassa

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Limited-edition CD

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We literally only have a handful of limited-edition CDs left over from the CD release party. Get yours today. They will not be made available ever again. Click the green “buy for $15″ link below. on Square Market

Gumbo le Funque’s CD Release Party – Sunday, August 24

Posted in Blog, Gigs, gigs by gumbolefunque

We began this band in 2011, not without a little trepidation and skittishness. After all, even though we have been playing music with more than 100 years’ combined experience, it was a little worrisome to step forward with a group of people that are considered long in the tooth by

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Mardi Gras masquerade ball on March 1

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Have you heard about The Krewe of Baloo?  They’ve got one helluva Mardi Gras bash planned, and we think you should go.  They’ve reduced the tickets to $15 per person, but hurry!  Here’s more info:   The Krewe of Baloo presents Bears Gone Fishing 8th Annual Masquerade Ball and Parade

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Gumbo le Funque and NOLA diaspora aid Black Forest fire victims

Posted in Blog, Gigs, gigs by andreamerida

Denver’s only New Orleans funk -inspired band, Gumbo le Funque, will be collecting donations of materials needed to fight the Black Forest fire outside Colorado Springs, Colorado, at their show at the Main Street Grill in Edwards on Friday evening. The band also requests donations of materials to support Twisted

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Grand Junction press write-up

Posted in Blog, Gigs by andreamerida

We were glad to be a part of the Grand Junction Art & Jazz Festival this year, and we hope we can go back again.  Here’s a really cool write-up in advance of the show.   Grand Junction Daily Sentinel coverage for Gumbo le Funque

One month left to practice your Mardi Gras skills

Posted in Blog, Gigs by andreamerida

It’s coming, folks.  The big day, aka MARDI GRAS (Fat Tuesday).  This year, it falls on Tuesday, February 12, so you need to get yourself together and build your party stamina. You have a great opportunity to do it at the Fairway Sports Grill in Centennial.  They’ll even have great

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Our last show of 2012 – come party with us!

Posted in Blog by andreamerida

We have so much to be thankful for as we wind down 2012, and we want to celebrate with you! Please join us at Herman’s Hideaway on Saturday, December 29 for our one-hour set at 7:30 p.m., which is our debut at this venue.  The tickets are normally $10, but

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Gumbo le Funque plays “Funky Way”

Posted in Blog, Gigs, gigs, Venues, Video by andreamerida

We just shot a bit of footage from tonight’s show and thought we’d share it.  The band plays “Funky Way,” an original song by saxophonist and band leader, Jason Justice. Tell us what you think!

 

 
 
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