why book hurricane gumbo?
Hurricane Gumbo was formed in 1994. “Hurricane” Bill Rosas had grown fond of the music of The Big Easy from his numerous trips to New Orleans’ Jazz and Heritage festival. He recruited seven other musicians who shared his love of zydeco, Louisiana funk and soul, and horn-heavy, second-line grooves and formed a band that continues to entertain people at major music fests across the Midwest.
Presently based in the Chicago area, the band has released four albums and has appeared on the WGN TV morning show, NBC’s “I-Village”, WDCB Radio’s “Hambone Blues Cadillac”, WLUP Radio’s Kevin Matthews show to name a few. Hurricane Gumbo has performed at countless clubs and festivals like the House of Blues, Navy Pier, Taste of Chicago, Rock Island’s Gumbo Ya Ya festival and Milwaukee’s Summerfest, sharing the stage with New Orleans artists Dr. John, The Iguanas, and Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band.