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The Story Behind the Menu
Hill Top Cafe dishes up down-home fare with authentic Texas origins
Food Story  July 20, 2012, by Virginia B. Wood
"...To experience the entire Hill Top Cafe operation in all its glory, make reservations for their next special event coming up August 4. Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys will play two shows (6:30-8pm, and 8:30pm-close) paired with a four-course dinner for $50, or $75 if you opt to stay all evening..."

The Marcia Ball
Valentine's Weekend is all about her
DAILY Music  February 9, 2009, by Margaret Moser
"...And the music … oh my! Friday the 13th is the Rocking Voodoo Party with Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, and Sonny Landreth. Saturday night combines her beloved girl groups by bringing Angela Strehli and Lou Ann Barton together with Maria Muldaur, Tracy Nelson, Lavelle White, and Sarah Brown..."

Off the Record
Marcia Ball turns 60 in style, Bill Baird finds himself in song, and more confirmations for the Austin Music Awards and SXSW 09
Music Column  February 13, 2009, by Austin Powell
"..."At 60 you think, 'How much more can I possibly create?' and, 'How much good can I do?'" The acclaimed local pianist should have no problem addressing either question this weekend at Antone's, where she celebrates her landmark birthday (March 20) early with a three-day bash that benefits both the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and Sweet Home New Orleans. The festivities begin Friday the 13th with a Rocking Voodoo Party, featuring the Cajun licks of Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, and Sonny Landreth's swamp blues..."

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Music Review  June 1, 2007, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys..."

Lil Band O Gold (Shanachie)
Music Review  July 14, 2000, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Lil Band O Gold(Shanachie) A Louisiana supergroup of sorts, Lil Band O Gold has produced a debut that faithfully re-creates the sound of swamp pop's heyday. The band consists of accordionist Steve Riley of the Mamou Playboys, guitarist C.C..."

Festival International de Louisiane
Lafayette’s 28th annual dance blowout, April 23-27, hopped!
DAILY Music  April 29, 2014, by Jay Trachtenberg
"...Saturday’s fare began with Haitian band Belo mixing up various Caribbean styles. Two of Louisiana’s most renowned and seasoned groups, BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet and Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, treated their loyal fans to the best Cajun music on the planet..."

Dick Dale
Music Story  February 23, 1996
"...Best of all, she doesn't oversaturate her hometown with gigs, making this one, as always, a treat. We're behind you too, K. STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS La Zona Rosa, Saturday 24 Thought I'd died and gone to Southern Louisiana when Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys played Sixth Street this summer with Beau Jocque..."

Music Story  November 3, 1995
"...STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS La Zona Rosa, Saturday 4 While Wayne Toups & Zydecajun were still unconfirmed at press time for their Friday gig at LZR, Steve Riley & Co., are definitely on for Saturday, and if you caught this New Orleans Cajun crew's rockin' dopsie of a set this summer on Sixth Street, you know to bring every ounce of your dizzy, dancing, party spirit, because Riley's accordion will whup ya good. Dis da real thang, sugar pie, dance wit` me until ya cry..."

Music Story  March 14, 1997
"...STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS: Like his compatriot Geno Delafose playing before him, Cajun Steve Riley is trying to preserve the heritage of his forebears. His material ranges back to the earliest days of Acadian culture; you'll feel the ghosts of long-dead Cajuns dancing on the floor next to you. And you will be dancing..."

Dancing About Architecture
Let's Start Off With a (Mag) Neato Story (Ville)
Music Column  November 3, 1995
"...Zona co-owner Dallas Haupt cites "lack of communication" as the primary reason behind the "decision we had to make to get things under control." He notes, though, that the club intends now to "broaden our horizons" beyond the "one certain realm of music" that he feels Road-star was booking into the club. Could that include Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, who found themselves ping-ponged among the various promoters, before settling on the originally booked date of this Saturday? Facing Backwards? Former Small Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan has returned home to Austin from his lengthy road trip with Rod Stewart and is currently spending some time working on a memoir/autobiography, the title of which will undoubtedly not be the one I suggest above..."

Houston International Festival
Music Review  May 4, 2001, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Afrobeat fans were treated to the fiery sounds of Nigerian Femi Kuti, while Zaire's Ricardo Lemvo's horn-heavy Afro-Latin fusion was propulsive and intoxicating. American music was found Saturday in the delightful mountain music and wry humor of Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, the masterful musicianship and stylish swing of Austin's Hot Club Of Cowtown, and the flavorful Cajun-rock blend of Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys..."

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
Handicapping SXSW 09 Wednesday night showcasers
Music Story  March 20, 2009
"...Lafayette, La.'s charismatic guitarist C.C. Adcock and Mamou Playboys' Steve Riley collected a mix of swamp-pop all-stars – including Warren Storm, Dickie Landry, and Dave Egan – from the heart of Louisiana and let 'em cook..."

Li'l Band O' Gold: Continental Club, Thursday, Mar 16
Wednesday Night
Music Review  March 24, 2000, by Jay Trachtenberg
"...Fronted by roots-drenched guitarist C.C. Adcock and button-accordionist Steve Riley from Mamou Playboys fame, with swamp-pop legend/drummer Warren Storm and a three-man saxophone section anchored by Dickey Landry ("Lafayette's first bohemian'), Li'l Band O' Gold rocked the rafters with an ass-kicking set of high-steppin' Cajun reels, pungent swamp pop, low-down blues, and good Crescent City rock & roll..."

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