True to their name, Mumbo Gumbo blends an array of musical genres that represent Americana, namely Zydeco—also known as Cajun music—with blues, folk, country and more, putting on energetic live shows for over 25 years. Mumbo Gumbo has developed an enthusiastic following over the years, with fans that watched their concerts while growing up in the band’s native Sacramento. Fans who have moved out of Sacramento can choose from nine of Mumbo Gumbo’s studio albums to remember the seven-piece group’s unique roots sound and extended jams.
The long-running band’s catchy rhythms and rich melodies are layered with sounds and textures from a multitude of instruments and vocals from the septet, which includes Reggy Marks (flute, percussion, saxophone), Rick Lotter (drums), Steve Stizzo (accordion, piano, organ), Lynn Michael Palmer (bass), Tracy Walton (guitar, vocals), Chris Webster (vocals) and Jon Wood (guitar). Mumbo Gumbo's music has also been heard on television (Northern Exposure) and the big screen (Her Minor Thing, with the band making a cameo).