From Mark, your concert co-host: If you visit Yolo Mambo’s website, you’ll see this quotation on their home page:
“We’ve been hosting house concerts for five years, but this is the first time I’ve seen audience members bouncing and bopping in their seats. From the very first song, Yolo Mambo held the audience in their warm embrace and didn’t let go. Lead singer Catherine LeBlanc’s voice, movement, and personality are delightful. Each band member brings his or her own personal spark to the mix — so much so that it’s hard to imagine any of them without the other three. Yolo Mambo’s musicianship, creativity, and genuine goodness of spirit made us feel the joy of being alive.”
—Mark Schaeffer, Rose Avenue Acoustic Delights
So, what else do you need to know? 😉
Just this: The transglobal rhythms of Yolo Mambo will transport you to Brazil, Cuba, Peru, Cape Verde, France, Spain, and New Zealand. Backing up lead vocalist Catherine LeBlanc — a master of multiple languages who plays ukelele, plains flute, and percussion — are jazz and world music veterans Carla Campbell on percussion, Phil Summers on Spanish guitar, and Steve O’Neill on bass.