Trace of Time

Trace of Time

by Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
     
 

Mingling songs from contemporary Cajun writers with a Quebecois reel and a waltz by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys carry forward the lively fiddle chops and ensemble skills of their late friend and mentor Dewey Balfa. This is an engaging disc, listenable or danceable as the mood strikes you -- and they even venture into zydeco territory… See more details below

Overview

Mingling songs from contemporary Cajun writers with a Quebecois reel and a waltz by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys carry forward the lively fiddle chops and ensemble skills of their late friend and mentor Dewey Balfa. This is an engaging disc, listenable or danceable as the mood strikes you -- and they even venture into zydeco territory with a take on Clifton Chenier's classic "Zharicot n'ont pas sale."

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys walk the fine line between fusing styles and perverting them, blending traditional Cajun with modern rock-tinged country. This session includes several vintage French-language numbers, plus fence straddlers like "Old Home Waltz," "Lovers Waltz" and "The Corner Post." The Mamou Playboys are good, exuberant harmonizers and have in guitarist Kevin Barzas the flamboyant personality who can extend their appeal without sacrificing their base. Riley is a good, if not great accordion player and steady vocalist.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/1993
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661605329
catalogNumber:
616053
Rank:
174734

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Performance Credits

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys   Primary Artist
Steve Riley   Indexed Contributor,Fiddle,Guitar,Accordion,Vocals
Sonny Landreth   Electric Guitar
Mamou Playboys   Track Performer
Christine Balfa   Triangle
Kevin Barzas   Guitar
Kevin Dugas   Drums
David Greely   Fiddle,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Peter Schwarz   Bass,Fiddle,Piano,Vocal Harmony
Peter "Ski" Schwartz   Bass,Fiddle,Piano,Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Jay Gallagher   Engineer
Tharp   Producer
Michael Tisserand   Liner Notes

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