Washboard Lou and the Po’ Boys’s Louana Gouvea

I like these guys a lot. Washboard Lou and the Po’ Boys are a Brazilian quartet that plays tunes that seem to be pulled mainly from the standard string band repertoire. Louana Gouvea, the eponymous Washboard Lou, plays her pail-sized board à l’américaine, and she has it rigged out with a tiny splash cymbal, a tin can, a woodblock (?), a slide whistle and a kazoo, which she actually plays in this cut. It’s hard not to like a band in which somebody plays the banjolele.

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