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Sam Broussard-Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys

Sam Broussard – Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys


Sam Broussard was signed to Capitol Records in 1971 as part of the adventurous acoustic quartet of Louisiana boys called Manchild. As a teenager he shared the stage with the likes of Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee and Dave Van Ronk. He went on to do studio and roadwork with Michael Martin Murphey, Nicolette Larson, Foster and Lloyd, Jimmy Buffett and countless others during his stay in Nashville. During his Colorado days he often played with Robben Ford: “I kept up with him a few times.” In the mid-90’s he toured Europe, recording, filming and writing with million-selling franco-swiss star Stephan Eicher.

Over the years, Sam developed a broad style of playing that mixed everything from the acoustic and electric repertoires, culminating in the alt-tunings and slide work of his solo record “Geeks,” winner of several awards from New Orleans’ prestigious Offbeat Magazine, and the unique guitar inventions for his current band, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. This innovative Cajun band’s 2004 Grammy-nominated CD " Bon Rêve" (for which he wrote the title cut), prominently displays him on his electric, slide and acoustic work. His writing, arranging and Vintage-D skills can be heard most effectively on the cut “Vini Jilie.”

Enjoy this NPR Tiny Desk Concert with Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. Sam is playing his Vintage D.