Burke Riley Cajun Quintet

Homebase:Louisiana

Genre:Cajun
Burke Riley, 10-year-old son of legendary Cajun musician Steve Riley, began his musical journey at a very early age!

He started pounding skins at a mere 1 year of age. His dad would sit with him behind the drums in the living room of their small home at the time. In Steve’s words, “Our home, at the time was so small, that the only room big enough for a small drum set was the living room. I’m not sure how we tolerated it, but Burke had a precise, natural groove at a young age so we just encouraged his gift and dealt with the noise!”

By age 3, Burke was already onstage with the band Courtbouillon and the Mamou Playboys playing drums. His groove is solid and his natural talent is undeniable even at such an early age.

At age 5, he transferred his rhythm skills to acoustic guitar. It was a natural progression that led to his deepening knowledge of the importance of Cajun music’s groove.

He picked up accordion at the age of 6, excelling quickly, and tackling all of the most difficult and complex songs first. He continued to polish his skills by regularly sitting in with two of Cajun music’s powerhouse bands, the Mamou Playboys and High Performance. This year he placed first in his age category at the CFMA & Rice Festival accordion contests.

This kind-hearted, talented young man, will wow you with is incredible musical ability and command of whatever instrument he plays! He’s one of the new generation, quickly taking his place among the greats with whom he was raised playing!

Burke Riley, âgé de 10 ans et fils du légendaire musicien Cajun Steve Riley, a débuté son voyage musical très jeune !
Il a commencé à marteler les peaux à tout juste un an. Son père s’asseyait avec lui derrière les tambours dans le salon de leur petite maison de l’époque. Selon les mots de Steve, « notre maison, à cette période, était si petite, que seule la pièce du salon était assez grande pour installer un petit jeu de batterie. Je ne sais plus comment nous avons géré cette situation, mais Burke avait un groove si précis et naturel pour son jeune âge, alors nous avons simplement encouragé ce don et accepté le bruit !”
Ce jeune homme talentueux au grand coeur vous épatera avec ses aptitudes musicales incroyables et sa maîtrise quel que soit l’instrument qu’il joue ! Il compte parmi cette nouvelle génération d’artistes, capable de prendre rapidement sa place parmi les grands, les mêmes avec lesquels il a grandi en jouant !
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