Birth nameAnn Allen RoleMusician · annsavoy.com GenresCajun, folk
Years active1980–present Ex-spouseMarc Savoy NameAnn Savoy
BornJanuary 20, 1952 (age 63) (1952-01-20) OriginRichmond, Virginia, U.S. Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, actress InstrumentsVocals, guitar, accordion, fiddle MoviesDivine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, I Went to the Dance AlbumsAdieu False Heart, If Dreams Come True, Black Coffee Similar PeopleMarc Savoy, Joel Savoy, Wilson Savoy, Michael Doucet, Linda Ronstadt
ChildrenJoel Savoy, Wilson Savoy
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Ann Savoy (; born Ann Allen on January 20, 1952) is a musician, author, and record producer.
Ann savoy with sons wilson and joel perform black rat swing
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 author of Cajun Music, A Reflection of a People, which chronicles the history of Cajun and Zydeco music.
She has recorded a number of albums. As The Zozo Sisters she recorded the Grammy Award-nominated album Adieu False Heart - a Billboard-charting CD with Linda Ronstadt. Adieu False Heart is notable for being Savoy's first time recording in English.
Ann Savoy & 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
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
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 Various artists (2006) Valcour Records