Cajun Rock Band Performs at Arts on the Lake July 26

The locally-grown and NYC-bred band Swamp Gumbo will close the Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Arts on the Lake.

Led by keyboardist Jon Cobert, singer/songwriter Kati Mac, and trumpeter Tim Ouimette, Swamp Gumbo has a New York following from its performances at 78 Below in Manhattan and a local following from performances in Yorktown Heights and Pound Ridge. As current residents of the Hudson Valley, the performers bring a background of international experience to the music of  Swamp Gumbo.

They will be joined at Friday’s concert by electric violinist Deni Bonet and drummer Denny McDermott.

“Swamp Gumbo,” Mac said, “includes Cajun classics from Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers and Delany & Bonnie. Gumbo has many different ingredients and a real swampy rhythm.”

The summer concerts are scheduled for the lawn at the Lake Carmel Arts Center, but will move indoors in the event of rain. Admission to the concert is pay-what-you-wish at the entrance. Spectators may bring folding chairs or blankets for the lawn. The event is located at 640 Route 52, Lake Carmel. More information is available at or 845-228-2685.

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