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Re: Re: Happy New Year Folks! Ahh Steve Riley , lets talk.

Steve and his band were the original 'hook' that drew me to this music. Anything he has done has been the result of fine musicianship and talent--albeit down a new road or diverging path from the traditional music.

My most enjoyed tracks of his however are his performances with others. I have a recording of he and Marcia Ball closing an old 'Prairie Home Companion' episode that rocks and brings tears to your heart, his work with Octa Clark (go to Neal's web site for some examples if the copyright wars didn't nick them) and all the work he did on Jimmy Breaux's second disc give me the shivers. This guy is a hard worker and let's others shine with him.


Re: Re: Re: Happy New Year Folks! Ahh Steve Riley , lets talk.

my favorite steve riley and the mamou
playboys recording - live at the eunice VFW, 1994.

it just flows.

plus that night there were a million
people from atlanta in the audience. it was
a festivals acadiens weekend, and all the
atlanta people went out to eunice,
and they were recording. he talks about it,
you can spot half a dozen in the
picture inside the cd. i was ALMOST there
that night..!


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