What’s that? Christmas tunes from Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys? You got it! The boys are back covering a unique combination of holiday tunes from the likes of George Harrison, to Buck Owens, to Jim Cox. Guests vocalists include Wayne Toups (lead on “Please Come Home for Christmas”), Melete Terry & Alena Savoy.
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys began over twenty five years ago with a reputation for excellence. Their stunningly clean and cohesive performance of Cajun French music from the backwaters of Southwest Louisiana propelled them into the world music limelight early on, and by their third release, Trace of Time, had garnered them a Grammy nomination in the worldwide field of traditional folk music, another in 2004 for Bon Reve, in 2009 for Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and again in 2011 for Grand Isle. Released November 2016, 7 tracks.