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  • Riley Family Band


  • Grammy-winning musician Steve Riley is a widely acclaimed master of the Cajun accordion. He began his musical career at seven, growing up in Mamou, Louisiana. As a teenager he honed his craft as a student of Dewey Balfa, touring and playing throughout south Louisiana with Dewey until his death in 1992. For the past 31 years, Steve and his renowned group, the Mamou Playboys, have traveled the United States and the world as ambassadors of Cajun music and culture. Also a music teacher of 30 years, Steve has passed his love of music to his two sons, Burke Riley, ten, and Dolsy Riley, seven. They both play multiple instruments like their father and have already logged several hours playing and singing onstage with him. In this concert, father and sons perform together as the Riley Family Band.

Event Date

  • June 24, 2020

Running Time

  • 22 minutes 15 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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