Twenty-five years into a career validated by multiple Grammy nominations, Cajun specialists Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys continue to advance and perfect the rich musical and linguistic fusions of the bayou. Accordionist Riley did eventually win a Grammy with a different group, but it’s hardly as if his career required the validation. The Mamou Playboys –Kevin Wimmer on fiddle, Sam Broussard on guitar, Kevin Dugas on drums and Brazos Huval on bass – find their validations nightly in sweaty, sold-out shows that prove the timeless allure of the zydeco sound, sung in French and played with fierce swing.
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys perform at the Rosendale Café on Saturday, January 10 at 8 p.m. Admission costs $22. The Rosendale Café is located at 434 Main Street in Rosendale. For more information, call (845) 658-9048 or visit www.rosendalecafe.com.