Country Gospel Banjo Music to Soothe Your Soul
About Brother Gumbo
Brother Gumbo has been a musician of sorts for over 50 years. A multi-instrumentalist, playing Drums, Bass, Double Bass, Electric and Acoustic Guitar and of course Banjo. He is a prolific songwriter and has had many of his songs performed and recorded by other artists. He has played many different instruments in various bands over the years, while working as a session musician and teacher in London UK throughout the 80's. He has played some diverse genres of music including Jazz, Blues, Rock and Roll, Metal, World, Pop and Country. Relocating to the Beautiful Cornish Countryside to raise a family in the 90's, he continued teaching and playing. In the Early 2000's he found himself running a music shop, playing in a number of local bands and developing his interest in the Banjo and Gospel Music.
By 2010, he had reaffirmed his Christian faith and was exclusively singing and playing Country Gospel and Americana on Banjo .........He has never looked back.
Playing Primitive Gospel is where its at as far as I am concerned, Its part of who I am..................
Drawing from many influences, especially Spirituals and Primitive Country Gospel and Old Time Americana.From 18th Century Sacred Worship ,Mountain Gospel, Holy Blues, 1930's Country Music to the 1960's Acoustic Folk era. The Carter Family, The Stanley Brothers, Roscoe Holcomb, Washington Phillips, Pete Seeger, The Louvin Brothers, Ola Belle Reed, Derroll Adams, Hedy West, Sister Fleeta Mitchell, Rev A.W. Nix, Grandpa Jones and of course Brother Claude Ely.