|GYPSY SWING, SOUTHERN BLUES, POPULAR STANDARDS||COMING STRAIGHT OUT OF SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA|
The unique musical place inhabited by Ann Savoy is notable in good part due to how she keeps expanding it from an actual and spiritual Cajun homestead of Eunice, Louisiana to horizons ever more exotic. So of course it makes perfect sense to take her considerable talents as a respected folklorist and handily adept singer, musician and producer--a rare combo that's nicely combustible when found together--to a Parisian Hot Club. And since she brings along the bayou, Crescent City, delta and Tin Pan Alley, her second revisit to teh Continental consciousness and pop classics simmers with that old Gypsy black music plus a delectable swamp-bred mojo. --Frank-John Hadley, DOWNBEAT
ANN ALLEN SAVOY
Ann Allen Savoy is a musician, photographer, record producer, and writer. Although she grew up in Richmond, Virginia, her destiny was sealed when she began to listen to rare collections of Cajun 78’s. She moved to Louisiana, where she met her future husband, acclaimed accordion builder/musician Marc Savoy. Together they toured the world with Michael Doucet as the Savoy Doucet Cajun Band and later, she and her friend Jane Vidrine formed the all-female Grammy-nominated group, The Magnolia Sisters. Today, she also performs with the Savoy Family Cajun Band with her husband and two sons, Joel and Wilson. She has recorded fifteen albums for Arhoolie, Rounder, Vanguard and Memphis International Records.
At the request of Vanguard Records, Ann produced two tributes to Cajun and Creole music. The first of these, Evangeline Made, was nominated for a Grammy. Shortly thereafter she appeared in the film The Divine secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood as a musician in the 1940’s. Her songs recorded for this film appear on the Sony soundtrack of the movie. She also recorded the Grammy-nominated duet album Adieu False Heart with her friend Linda Ronstadt.
For more about Ann and her many projects, visit her website