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Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man: A Jambalaya of Gulf Coast Sounds

The Houston group Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man visits Houston Public Media’s Geary Peformance Studio.

Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man
The Houston group Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man perform in Houston Public Media’s George P. Geary Performance Studio.

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The Houston group Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man combines elements of rockabilly, swamp pop, conjunto and honky-tonk into a unique Gulf Coast sound that utilizes an atypical assortment of instruments.

Gaitan plays upright bass and sings. Roberto Rodriguez III is on the accordion. Bart Maloney plays pedal steel guitar. And Rajiv Grover's on drums.

Gaitan and his band stopped by to perform a couple songs in Houston Public Media‘s George P. Geary Performance Studio, where Gaitan explained the group's instrumentation before the band played two songs: “210 On My Phone" and “I've Found My Weakness in You.”