Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Named “Best Cajun Band” at the 2019 Offbeat Magazine Best of the Beat Awards, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys are back once again by popular demand! 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.
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys formed 31 years ago, and quickly gained a reputation for excellence, propelling them into the world music limelight early on. Their third release, Trace of Time, garnered a GRAMMY nomination, next came another GRAMMY nom in 2004 for Bon Reve, then the 2009 Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and again in 2011 for their release, Grand Isle.The band’s latest release is the 2019 30 Years Live.