Over the past eight years, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys have earned a reputation as the premier young band playing the traditional Cajun repertoire, bringing the old songs to enthusiastic audiences in dancehalls and on stages at home in Louisiana and around the world. With this album, the band has taken a step forward, writing and arranging original material and bringing in the new sounds of guitar leads, triple-row accordion, walking bass, and swinging fiddle — all in addition to it’s signature Cajun sound. The title of the album refers to “La fete de toussaint,” the holiday celebrated by Cajun families to honor departed ancestors. So, take a journey with Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, grab your dance partner, and drink an earful of South Louisiana: past, present and future. Released in 1995, 13 tracks.
Steve Riley - La toussaint CD