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Steve Riley

STEVE RILEY AND THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS

Steve Riley and his band The Mamou Playboys have been the hottest and most creative of the young Cajun bands since their founding in 1988. A native of Mamou, and cousin to accordion player Marc Savoy, Steve Riley became a protégé of Dewey Balfa's when he was only 15, learning to play the Balfa Brothers and Marc Savoy's driving, intricate style. Another apprentice to Balfa was Mamou Playboys fiddler and singer David Greely, who doubles on tenor sax and is the band's researcher and historian. Guitarist Sam Broussard of Layfayette, bass player Blaine Gaspard, and drummer Kevin Dugas round out the Playboys' lineup.

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