Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys

Selected Appearances



2013 WOMAD, UK

2013 Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, Edinburgh UK

2013 Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool UK

2013 Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal QC Canada

2013 Mareel Arts Center, Shetland

2012 US Department of State tour of Russia

2011 Lily Allen Wedding Steve Riley with Lil Band o’ Gold UK

2010 XXI Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver, CN

2006 Edmonton Folk Festival, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2010, 2004, 2001, 1998, 1994 Tønder Folk Festival Tønder, Denmark

2004, 1999 Festival Grou Tyme, Halifax NS, Canada

2003 Accordemonde Festival, Tence, France

2003, 2001, 1996 Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow, Scotland

2003 Festival Interceltique, L’Orient, France

2002 Festival de musiques metisses, Angouleme, France

2002, 2000 Festival du Voyageur, Winnipeg MN, Canada

2001, 2000 Perth International Arts Festival, Perth, Australia

2000 Blue Highways Festival Utrecht, Netherlands

1999 Festival International des Arts, Quebec QC, Canada

1999 Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Fredericton NB, Canada

1999 Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal QC, Canada

1999 Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto ON, Canada

1999 Festival Chorus des Hautes de Seine, Paris, France

1998 Heimatklange Festival, Berlin, Germany

1998, 1992 Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge, England

1998 Moulin Blues Festival, Ospel, Netherlands

1998 Bergen Blues and Roots Festival, Bergen, Norway

1996, 1995 Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg MN, Canada

1994 Smithsonian American Festival, Tokyo, Japan

United States

2013 National Folk Festival, Butte MT

2012 Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, Croton on Hudson, NY

2011 Lincoln Center, New York, NY

2011 Richmond Folk Festival, Richmond, VA

2003-2014 Rhythm & Roots Festival Charlestown, RI

2009 July 4th Concert with Acadiana Symphony Orchestra Lafayette, LA

2007 Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

2006, 1999 Lowell Folk Festival, Lowell, MA

2006 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2005 American Folklife Festival, Bangor, ME

1988- 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

1988- 2013 Festivals Acadiens, Lafayette LA

2014, 2008, 2006,2004, 2002, 2000, 1997 Festival International de Louisiane, Lafayette LA

2003 Concert w/Acadiana Symphony, Lafayette LA

2013, 2009, 2005, 2003, 1996 Filene Center Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna VA

2002, 1997, 1995 Merle Watson Memorial Festival, Wilkesboro NC

2008, 2003, 1999 Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago I

2002, 1999 Accordion Kings, Round Rock TX, San Antonio TX

2002 Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

2001 Indianapolis Jazz Festival, Indianapolis IN

2001 Houston International Festival, Houston TX

2000 Newport Folk Festival, RI

1999 Congrés Mondial des Acadiens, Lafayette LA

1997 Texas Folklife Resources Accordion Kings, Festival Houston TX

1997 American Roots Festival, Lincoln Center, New York NY

1997 Library of Congress Jefferson Bldg., Washington DC

1996 Smithsonian Olympic Arts Festival, Atlanta GA

1995 Philadelphia Folk Festival, PA

1995 Folk Masters Concert Series, The Barns at Wolf Trap Vienna VA

1995 Summerstage Central Park, New York NY

1994 56th National Folk Festival, Chattanooga TN

1994 Smithsonian American Roots on the Mall Sylvan Theater, Washington DC


2011 Treme Mardi Gras Episode, Savoy Mardi Gras Run, Eunice, LA

2011 NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Washington, D.C.

2002 An American Fourth of July ABC Network special, live performance

2002 Mountain Stage West Virginia Public Radio, live performance

2001 American Routes Public Radio International, live performance, interview

1998, 1997 World Café Public Radio International, live performance, interview

1997 E-Town National Public Radio, live performance

1995 Prairie Home Companion Minnesota Public Radio, live performance

1994 Afropop Worldwide Public Radio International – live performance, interview

1994 An American Roots Fourth of July Radio Smithsonian’s Live Broadcast [ Broadcast from the grounds of Washington Monument, Washington DC, interview ]

1994 Smithsonian American Festival NHK-TV Japan, live performance

1992 American Radio Company of the Air Minnesota Public Radio with Garrison Kiellor – live performance

1992 Andy Kershaw Show BBC Radio One, London, England – live performance

1992 Cambridge Folk Festival East Anglia Television England – live performance, interview


2013 Grammy WINNER “Best Regional Roots Music Album” Steve Riley with The Band Courtbouillon

2012 Grammy Finalist “Best Regional Roots Music Album” Grand Isle

2011 Offbeat Magazine Best of the Beat Awards, New Orleans, LA “Best Cajun Artist”, “Best Cajun Album”,”BestAccordionist”

2009 Grammy Finalist “Best Zydeco/Cajun Album” Live at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz Fest

2004 Grammy Award Finalist “Best Traditional Folk Album” Bon Reve [Rounder 116 616 084-2]

2004, 1998, 1995 Big Easy Entertainment Awards (New Orleans LA) “Best Cajun Artist”

2004 Offbeat Magazine Best of the Beat Awards (New Orleans, LA) “Best Cajun Album” Bon Reve

2003 Grammy Award Finalist “Best Traditional Folk Album” Evangeline Made [Vanguard 79585-2] “Arrète pas la musique” with Nick Lowe

1996 NAIRD (National Association of Independent Record Distributors) “Best of the Year of Cajun/Zydeco Music,” La Toussaint

1995, 1994, 1993, 1991 Cajun French Music Association: Le Cajun Awards “Band of the Year”

1995 Offbeat Magazine Best of the Beat Awards (New Orleans LA) “Best Cajun Album” La Toussaint

1995 Times of Acadiana Music Awards “Best Band” Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

1993 Cajun French Music Association: Le Cajun Awards “Best Album of the Year” ‘Tit Galop Pour Mamou

1993 Grammy Award Finalist “Best Traditional Folk Album” Trace of Time

1991 Cajun French Music Association: Le Cajun Awards “Best Album of the Year” Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys “New Horizon Award”


2001 Forever My Love – Produced and directed by Pat Mire. On-screen performance; documentary

1998 Dirty Rice – Directed by Pat Mire. Sound track arrangement, On-screen performance

1997 The Apostle – Directed by Robert Duvall. On-screen performance

1995 True Believers – Directed by Robert Mugge. On-screen performance, interview; documentary



Steve Riley


2010 Eric Clapton “Clapton” accordion

2007 Lil’ Band o’ Gold with Robert Plant – Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino [Vanguard]

2006 Racines – Accordion, Vocals

2006 Allons Boire un Coup (Valcour Records), Accordion, Vocals

2000 Jimmy Breaux – Chemin que t’as pris [La Louisianne 1015] Vocals

2000 Lil’ Band O’ Gold – Lil’ Band O’ Gold [Shanachie 6047] Tenor Sax, Vocals

1998 Bois Sec Ardoin – Allons Danser [Rounder 6081] Drums

1998 Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie – Chanson Perdue [Rounder 2151] Fiddle

1997 John McCutcheon – Sprout Wings and Fly [Rounder 406] Accordion,Cajun Accordion

1996 Johnnie Allan – Ultimate Louisiana Experience [Jin 9052] Piano, Accordion

1994 Edie Brickell – Picture Perfect Morning Paul Simon, producer [Geffen 24715] Accordion


2007 The Figs (self titled) Valcour Records

2004 Feufollet (Tout un beau soir) Feufollet Records

2001 Feufollet (Belle Louisiane) Feufollet Records

1998 Feufollet (self titled) Swallow Records


David Greely

1991 David Greely – La talle des ronces [Swallow 6091]


2001 Boozoo Chavis – Down Home on Dog Hill [Rounder 2166] Fiddle.

2000 Lil’ Band O’ Gold – Lil’ Band O’ Gold [Shanachie 6047] Tenor Sax, Vocals

1996 Dirk Powell – If I Go Ten Thousand Miles [Rounder 384] Bckgr Vocals


Sam Broussard

2000 Sam Broussard – Geeks [Surface to Air 001]


2002 Marc Broussard – Momentary Setback [Ripley 2780] Guitar

1998 Bobby Charles – Secrets of the Heart [Stony Plain 1240] Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

1996 Stephan Eicher – 1000 Vies [Barclay 533173] Dulcimer, Acoustic Guitar, Bckgr Vocals

1979 Michael Murphey – Peaks, Valleys, Honky Tonks & Alleys [Columbia 35742]Guitar, Electric Guitar, vocals

1978 Michael Murphey – Lone Wolf [Epic 35013] Guitar, Vocals

1976 Chris Hillman – Slippin’ Away [Asylum 1062] Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

1976 Michael Murphey – Flowing Free Forever [Epic 34220] Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Bckgr Vocals

1975 Michael Murphey – Blue Sky – Night Thunder [Epic 33290] Guitar Mamou Playboys

2003 Various Artists – Evangeline Made [Vanguard 79585-2] “Arrète pas la musique” with Nick Lowe