"Surely the funkiest Christmas album I've heard yet..."

- Bonnie Raitt

"Christmas Gumbo is a project that I would've loved to have been a part of. I'm sure it's

going to be an enduring musical event!"

- Michael McDonald

"Funky Christmas Flavors - New Orleans Style"

-Steve Winwood

Christmas Gumbo Makes For A Spicy Holiday Treat

Subdudes, Aaron Neville, Marc Broussard, Art Neville, Allen Toussaint

Are Among the Fifteen Artists Featured on This New Holiday Collection

As the name suggests, the all-new music (with the exception of one classic bonus track) features some of Louisiana’s most popular artists, and like a good Louisiana stew, it’s got a little something for everyone. From the rich full voice of Aaron Neville to the Cajun funk of Marc Broussard, the smooth Louisiana style of Jeremy Davenport to the Bayou soul of the Subdudes, the funk it up sound of Houseman to New Orleans soul queen Irma Thomas, Christmas Gumbo is a dish that serves up well and fills the soul.

All of the music on the CD was written and produced by Greg Barnhill and Will Robinson, award winning songwriters, and in Barnhill’s case, a noted performer in his own right.  They are both from Louisiana, and according to Barnhill, grew up drenched in the rich musical heritage of the state. 

“Will and I thought it would be a great idea to create a CD where Christmas and Mardi Gras meet,” Barnhill explained.  “We really know how to celebrate both of these events in Louisiana, and music is such an integral part of that celebration.  Louisiana is full of soul and depth and just plain fun. We tried to capture that essence when we wrote the music, as well as when we went after the artists to perform the songs.”

For more information, please visit christmasgumbocd.com. The entire track listing is as follows:

Marc Broussard: “On Santa’s Way Home”

Sonny Landreth (featuring the Dixie Cups): “Got To Get You Under My Tree”

Allen Toussaint: “The Day It Snows on Christmas”

Marva Wright: “Stocking Full of love”

BeauSoleil: “Papa St. Nick”

Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias (featuring Bonerama): “Shakana Santa Shake It”

The Subdudes: “Peace in the World”

Jeremy Davenport: “No Better Time”

Art Neville: “Christmas Gumbo”

Houseman (from Galactic): “Pimp My Sleigh”

Irma Thomas: “Christmas Without the Creole”

Wayne Toups: “Louisiana Santa”

The Hackberry Ramblers: “The Only Thing Missing”

Aaron Neville: “Christmas Prayer”

BONUS TRACK: Ingrid Lucia: “Zat You Santa Claus?”

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