Blend together Americana elements of music, stir in some Celtic & Gypsy spices, fold in a dollop of Zydeco, add a pinch of Soul, whip in some acoustic Blues, and you’ve created the unique sounds that Anne Harris, Marcella Simien, and Guy Davis cook up.
GUMBO, GRITS & GRAVY is a ‘gathering’, featuring three brilliant musicians with culturally and musically diverse backgrounds. As the name implies, Gumbo, Grits & Gravy is grounded in the roots of a hearty, home-cooked meal, the foundation of family and tradition, which is more often guided by maternal inspirations. Through this understanding, it is a celebration of a musical and cultural diversity that this trio hopes to document and spread to the world in 2019 and beyond.
The genesis of this project comes from a tour under the same banner headline that briefly toured many years ago. It featured Guy Davis, Laurie Lewis, and Christina Balfa, assembled by former agent/manager Cash Edwards. The inspiration for it today comes from ensemble groups like the Carolina Chocolate Drops, only with a little more contemporary flair. So fill your soul with flavors of this musical stew!
We hope you can enjoy a performance of this magical, mystical collaboration.