Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys at UC-Davis: photos
Led by Riley’s masterful accordion playing, the band kept the crowd on their feet and dancing for their entire set of Southwest Louisiana Cajun French music.
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys have played together for over 20 years, and have three Grammy nominations for their albums. Touring their most recent album Grand Isle, the cover of which shows a poignant image of an oil-soaked bird, Riley referenced the ongoing effects of the BP oil spill disaster on the local communities.
The SummerMusic series concludes on Saturday, August 13 with Non Stop Bhangra. Bhangra is a traditional Punjabi folk music and dance from India. Based on my experiences at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, this photographer can highly recommend attending. Make sure to get there by 7:30PM for the free dance lessons.