A documentary film on Professor Longhair, New Orleans and the roots of Rock & Roll.
MAKING A GUMBO is a feature-length documentary on the life and music of New Orleans piano legend Henry Roeland Byrd aka Professor Longhair.
"The Originator of Funk and Rock and Roll.” -Dr John
“As important as any of the composers dating back five hundred years.” -Allen Toussaint
“Professor Longhair originated one of the classic styles of Rock & Roll piano playing.” -Rolling Stone
“The foremost exponent of the New Orleans piano style.” -Rock & Roll Hall of Fame