Ann Savoy and The Raggedy Ann Dance Band


Tue Aug 23 2022 at 07:00 pm to 11:00 pm


1317 San Pablo Avenue,Berkeley,94702,US | Berkeley, CA

" one of the most celebrated musicians in Louisiana. One listen and you'll be under her spell just like the rest of us."
Doors Open @ 7PM
Dance Lesson @ 7:30PM
Open Dancing @ 8:00PM
Ann Savoy is a musician, an author, a record producer, and a photographer. Her most recent endeavor is the acclaimed newly released “Adieu False Heart”, a CD of duets with the legendary Linda Ronstadt. As a musician she, has played guitar, fiddle, and accordion and traveled throughout the world with her husband accordionist Marc Savoy and fiddler Michael Doucet in the Savoy Doucet Cajun Band, with her all-woman band The Magnolia Sisters. and with Marc and their talented sons in the Savoy Family Band.
She appears with her son Joel in the film Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and performs three of the twelve cuts on the accompanying soundtrack on Sony Music. She has recorded twelve CDs on the Arhoolie, Rounder, and Vanguard labels. She is at this time working with renowned producer T Bone Burnett as associate music producer for the Sony film “All The King’s Men”, composing a song for the film which is performed by Ann Savoy and her Sleeplss Knights, her vintage style jazz group. Ann has appeared in many documentaries on the subject of Cajun music, including the PBS series American Roots Music, and with her husband was the subject of Les Blank’s film,”Marc and Ann”.
She also works as an record producer for Vanguard Records, for whom she produced the Grammy nominated tribute to Cajun music, Evangeline Made, featuring, among others, pop and folk idols Linda Ronstadt, John Fogerty, Richard and Linda Thompson, Nick Lowe, and Rodney Crowell performing traditional Cajun tunes. Her second project for Vanguard, a tribute to Creole and Zydeco, entitled Creole Bred, came out in May 2004.
In 2003 she produced a CD entitled Water From the Well for the state of Louisiana showcasing all the musical styles found within the Atchafalaya Heritage region. This CD can be obtained by sending a donation to the Atchafalaya Trace Commission, Dept of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in Baton Rouge.
As a writer, she is the author of the Botkin award winning book, Cajun Music, A Reflection of a People, a book which chronicles the history of Cajun and Zydeco music through interviews, biographies, historic and current photographs, and song transcriptions. She wrote the chapter on Cajun and Zydeco in the recently released book, American Roots Music, Rolling Stone Press, as well as authoring numerous articles on Cajun music and historic CD booklets

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1317 San Pablo Avenue,Berkeley,94702,US, United States

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Host or Publisher Ashkenaz

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