Gumbo Ya Ya

“Where Austin meets New Orleans”


Gumbo Ya-Ya

[guhm-boh yah yah]

  1.  A New Orleans term meaning: everybody talking all at once; i.e., at a loud party.


  1. An Austin based band combining many different styles into one uncontrollable, danceable, New Orleans style groove.


For many years New Orleans musicians and Austin musicians have traveled back and forth to share their unique styles of music.  When Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, many New Orleans musicians took up temporary residence in Austin, TX, influencing many Austin musicians with their infectious styles of music.  Gumbo Ya Ya is a result of this blending.  Combining many different styles into a roux of groove, Gumbo Ya Ya will make it difficult for any audience to stay in their seats.


The ingredients are no secret.  Gumbo Ya Ya takes a bit of the following styles, to make a flavorful blend of grooves that will make your soul shake:


  • 2nd line
  • Jazz
  • Funk
  • Blues
  • Rock and Roll
  • R & B
  • Gospel
  • and more!


Gumbo Ya Ya is the perfect addition to your club, or event.  High energy groves, combined with a New Orleans party atmosphere, make your evening explode with excitement!


Come see why everybody’s talkin’!