Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
It always seems that four-time Grammy-nominated Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys couldn’t possibly get any better, and yet they keep bringing it stronger and stronger. As one of THE hottest and most accomplished Cajun bands around, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys are perennial favorites at Rhythm & Roots! Their stunningly clean and cohesive performance of Cajun French music, incredible vocal harmonies and amazing musicianship have taken the traditional sound of southwest Louisiana and infused it with new Cajun dynamism that is always fresh, always enticing and eminently danceable. The band includes Grammy-winner Steve Riley (accordion, fiddle, vocals), Kevin Wimmer (fiddle, vocals), Sam Broussard (guitar, vocals), Brazos Huval (bass) and Kevin Dugas (drums). The Mamou Playboys’ latest release, the 2015 Voyageurs is a compendium of original songs and reinterpretations of classics. Steve has attended every single Rhythm and Roots Festival and further back to festivals at Stepping Stone Ranch. There ought to be an award for that!