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VIDEO: Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man

Local band blends rockabilly, conjunto and honky-tonk into a unique Gulf Coast sound.

Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man combine elements of rockabilly, swamp pop, conjunto and honky-tonk into a unique Gulf Coast sound that utilizes upright bass, pedal-steel guitar, accordion and percussion. Gaitan (a multiple Houston Press Music Award winner) and his band stopped into Houston Public Media’s Geary Studio to record the songs “210 On My Phone” (a shout out to San Antonio) and “I Found My Weakness in You,” a love letter to living in Houston.

The band: Nick Gaitan, upright bass and vocals; Roberto Rodriguez III, accordion and vocals; Bart Maloney, pedal steel guitar; Rajiv Grover, drums.


Nick Gaitan and the Umbrella Man play in the Geary Performance Studio. 

Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man band
Photo by Chaz Miller

Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man band
Photo by Justin McKee

Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man band
Photo by Chaz Miller

Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man band
Photo by Troy Schulze

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