Steve Riley & The Mamou Boys (RiverSwing Series) - Free Concert
Aug 9, 2013
8:00 pm until 9:45 pm
The 2013 Grammy Award Winner makes sweet Cajun music - “The best since Beausoleil’s Michael Doucet” - Houston Chronicle.
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys make sweet Cajun music together: music steeped in the French heritage of southwestern Louisiana and driven by accordion and fiddle. It's sweetly melodic, danceable music with origins in French-Canadian history that dates back to the 1760s — think of it as their country music. Over the last 23 years, there have been 11 Mamou Playboys records; the latest, Grand Isle, is self-released.
Presented as part of RiverSwing! Now in its 10th year, RiverSwing is a series of evenings sprinkled throughout the season on which a free pre-concert dance lesson is offered in the style of music about to be performed. This year’s RiverSwing series features Tango with Leonardo Suarez Paz & Cuartetango (June 27), Salsa with Mikata (August 2), Two Step with Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (August 9), and Bhangra with DJ Rekha & Gobind Singh (August 10), and Swing (TBA). Get on your dancing shoes and enjoy concerts by acclaimed artists from around the world and dance lessons with professional instructors.
FREE / ALL AGES
40 Jesup Road
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