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Mumbo Gumbo returns to The Palms for annual post-Thanksgiving dance party

By From page A9 | November 23, 2012

Northern California favorites Mumbo Gumbo will bring their big, joyful sound to The Palms Playhouse for their annual post-Thanksgiving dance party at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20.

The danceable music of Mumbo Gumbo is legendary in Yolo County. While much of it based in the Louisiana sound that was so prominent in their earliest years, their music has broadened to include Latin, African, reggae grooves, country- and jazz-style ballads as well as good, old-fashioned pop/rock. Over the septet’s 20 years together, they have pressed eight albums.

Mumbo Gumbo is fronted by singer/songwriters Chris Webster and Tracy Walton. The band is anchored and driven by one of the longest-lived, solid and creative rhythm sections in Northern California: drummer Rick Lotter and bassist Lynn Michael Palmer.

With Reggy Marks’ sax, Jon Wood’s guitar and Steve Stizzo’s keyboards fleshing out the band’s expansive sound, Mumbo Gumbo has built a reputation not just for danceability, but also for creative depth and listenability.

Tickets for Mumbo Gumbo’s show at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., are available at Armadillo Music in Davis, Watermelon Music in Woodland, Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters and at the door if not sold out. For more information, call 530-795-1825 or visit palmsplayhouse.com or mumbogumbo.com.

Special to The Enterprise

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