Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Congratulations to Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys on their 30th anniversary! It always seems that the four times Grammy-nominated band 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 and 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 has 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.