Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys

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Live! – 1994

Rounder Records

1. les flammes d’enfer
2. Tout les temps en temps
3. J’aimerais te pardonner
4. 1755
5. La pointe aux pins
6. Elle savait pas j’etais marie
7. Perrodin Two Step
8. Evangeline Special
9. La valse de Marie
10. Quelle etoile
11. La valse de Prairie Ronde
12. Reel de joie
13. Bosco Stomp/Zarico est pas sale

Steve Riley – accordion, vocals
David Greely – fiddle, vocals
Kevin Berzas – guitar
Peter Schwarz – bass, vocals
Kevin Dugas – drums
Christine Balfa – triangle
Kevin Wimmer – fiddle
Dirk Powell – guitar
Produced by Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys


Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys have enjoyed a dizzying ride to the top of the world of Cajun performers, a journey that has found them performing all over the U.S., plus France, England, and Canada. Still, they know that the only way to stay sharp is to keep pleasing the folks down home, and you don’t get much more “down home” than the Eunice, Louisiana VFW Post 8971 and Ladies Auxiliary Hall, where this album was recorded, in September of √¨ 1993. An unbeatable mix of traditional music and professional musicianship.

“Steve Riley is the most accomplished young cajun-music revivalist to come out of Southwest Louisiana since Beausoleil’s Michael Doucet.” –Houston Chronicle
“It is the energy they pack into the music that makes the Mamou Playboys memorable.” –Sing Out!
” . . . a brilliant, vigorous expression of the joy of the music.” –Evening Sun, Norwich, N.Y.
“Riley’s Mamou Playboys are clearly the best Cajun musicians of the younger, post-Beausoleil, generation.” –-Washington Post
“. . . one of the best Cajun bands around today.” –CMJ “. . . the best of the genre’s past, present and future.” –Musician
“. . . quite possibly the smoothest Cajun band there is.” –-Los Angeles Times
“. . . Cajun music’s most likely to succeed.” –Billboard