|BAND MEMBERS||Doug Bright, Marc Bristol, Orville Johnson, Bob Merrihew, Joe Anderson|
|GENRE||Blues, Country and R & B|
|RECORD LABEL||King Noodle|
|SOUNDS LIKE||Mardi Gras any day of the year!|
|INFLUENCES||Clifton Chenier, Fats Domino, Doug Kershaw, Queen Ida, Lee Dorsey, Louis Armstrong,|
Filé Gumbo was begun in March of 1987 to fill the regular Tuesday evening slot at Pioneer Square's New Orleans Creole Cafe. The band actually had its roots in an album project by original member Will Peoples and had played Bumbershoot the year before along with Will and Sweet Talkin' Jones to promote that. Original member "The Sultan Of Squeeze" Doug Bright, who is still the centerpiece of the band on accordion and vocals, made his public debut on Stan Boreson's King Klubhouse TV show in November of 1958, playing accordion and singing Ted Newman's 'Plaything'. Original member (and primary songwriter) Marc Bristol comes from a musical and vaudeville/circus family and began his career playing in garage bands in Michigan, emigrating to the Cascade Mountains outside Seattle in 1971 to write songs. Current main lead guitarist Orville Johnson has been with the band since 1990 - the very first time he played with us is immortalized on our CD "Let The Good Times Roll" from a 1990 Folklife Festival KUOW radio performance, at which our music inspired a dance riot. Orville's a star on his own around here, and when not available we use Dan Taylor of the Blues Orbiters lately. We played the New Orleans every Tuesday for 15 years, and still appear there occasional Fridays. We've got 5 CDs out, and are working on a 6th, another collection of live recordings.