Gumbo & The Monk bring out the raw sound of the Mississippi Delta Blues. They do so on traditional handmade instruments like the Cigar Box Guitar, License Plate Resonator Guitar and Diddley Bow. With these authentic sounding instruments the songs pay tribute to a.o. Robert Johnson, Son House, Mississippi John Hurt but also play early songs by Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker. The intimacy and intensity of Gumbo & The Monk’s (semi) acoustic show makes the audience feel as if they are in an original Mississippi Juke Joint.
Gumbo & The Monk perform in clubs and blues festivals all over the Netherlands and abroad. Selected as finalists of the Dutch Blues Challenge 2018, this blues duo has become a much requested act as missionaries of old-timey blues music.
“A duo with a deep southern sound and a heart full of blues”