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Ann Savoy

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Gender Female
Age 70
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Date of birth January 20,1952
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Born Richmond
United States
Children Joel Savoy
Wilson Savoy
GenresCajun Music
Folk Music
Job Actor
Record producer
Movies/Shows D'Annunzio
The Tyrant's Heart
La disubbidienza
Private Vices, Public Pleasures
Salon Kitty
I'll Take Her Like a Father
La Chartreuse De Parme
Official site
Associ actSavoy Family Band, Savoy Doucet Cajun Band, The Magnolia Sisters; The Zozo Sisters (2002 & 2006)
BooksCajun Music a Reflection of a People Volume 2-Special Edition of 200 Books: Special First Edition of 200 Books
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Wilson Savoy
Wilson Savoy
AlbumsAdieu False Heart
If Dreams Come True
Black Coffee
Full nameAnn Allen
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Ann Savoy Life story

Ann Savoy is a musician, author, and record producer.

Ann Savoy (; born Ann Allen on January 20, 1952) is a musician, author, and record producer.


Savoy was raised in Richmond, Virginia. She resides with her husband Marc Savoy and family in Eunice, Southern Louisiana.As a musician, she performs with her husband accordionist Marc Savoy and fiddler Michael Doucet in the Savoy Doucet Cajun Band. She also has an all-woman band The Magnolia Sisters. She also performs with husband Marc and their sons, Joel and Wilson, in the Savoy Family Band. Most recently, she has put together a Django Reinhardt-style swing band called Ann Savoy and her Sleepless Knights.Savoy appeared as a musician in the film Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and was the associate music director of the film All The King's Men, working on this project with T Bone Burnett. She has appeared in many documentaries on the subject of Cajun music including a Les Blank film, entitled Marc and Ann.As a record producer she produced, among others, the Grammy Award nominated tribute to Cajun music, Evangeline Made: A Tribute to Cajun Music, featuring singers Linda Ronstadt, John Fogerty, Nick Lowe, herself, and other noted musicians.She is the editor and compiler of Cajun Music: A Reflection of a People, which chronicles the history of Cajun and Zydeco music. Volume one was published in 1984, and volume two will be released in December 2020. Savoy had put the project on hold while she raised four children and pursued a music career, but the downtime forced by the COVID-19 pandemic plus the encouragement of her grown children allowed her to complete volume two in 2020. Volume one garnered the American Folklore Society's Botkin Book Award, and the documentary film J'etais au bal was based in part on the book.She has recorded a number of albums. As The Zozo Sisters, she recorded with Linda Ronstadt the Grammy Award-nominated and Billboard-charting CD Adieu False Heart. That album is notable for being Savoy's first time recording in English.


Ann Savoy and Her Sleepless Knights

If Dreams Come True (2007) Memphis Records

Black Coffee (2009) Memphis Records

With Savoy Doucet Cajun Band

Home Music with Spirits (1981) Arhoolie Records

Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band (1984) Arhoolie Records

With Spirits (1987) Arhoolie Records

J'ai Ete au Bal: I Went to the Dance various artists (1989) Arhoolie Records

J'ai Ete au Bal: I Went to the Dance video (DVD); various artists (1989) Arhoolie Records

Two Step D'Amadé (1993) Arhoolie Records

Les Harias: Home Music (1993) Arhoolie Records

Live! (1994) Arhoolie Records

Cajun Country video (DVD); various artists (1995) Shanachie

Aly Meets The Cajuns video (DVD); Aly Bain and others (1998) Whirlie Records

Sam's Big Rooster (2000) Arhoolie Records

Best of the Savoy Doucet Cajun Band (2002) Arhoolie Records

Magnolia Sisters

Prends Courage (1995) Arhoolie Records

Chers Amis (2000) Rounder Records

Après Faire Le Boogie Woogie (2004) Rounder

Stripped Down (2009) Arhoolie Records

Savoy Family Band

Savoy Family Album (2003) Arhoolie Records

Turn Loose But Don't Let Go (2008) Arhoolie Records

Live at the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (2013) New Orleans Jazz Fest

With others

The Rough Guide to Cajun & Zydeco Various Artists (1999) World Music Network

Evangeline Made: A Tribute to Cajun Music Various artists, including and produced by Ann Savoy (2002) Vanguard Records

Adieu False Heart with Linda Ronstadt as the Zozo Sisters (2006) Vanguard Records

Allons Boire un Coup: A Collection of Cajun and Creole Drinking Songs Ann and Joel Savoy; Ann Savoy and Jane Vidrine – various artists (2006) Valcour Records

I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax in the Evangeline Country four-EP set – various artists (2015) Valcour Records

Fais Do Do: Louisiana Lullabies Ann Savoy and Jane Vidrine (2019) Valcour Records


External links

Official website

Marc and Ann Savoy

Savoy Music Center

PBS American Roots Music

Ann Savoy Photos

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