Marc Savoy

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Marc Savoy
Marc and Ann Savoy playing Cajun accordion and guitar respectively at the Balfa camp.
Marc and Ann Savoy playing at the Balfa Camp.
Background information
Born (1940-10-01) October 1, 1940 (age 74)
Origin Near Eunice, Louisiana
Genres Cajun
Occupation(s) Accordion maker, musician, accordionist
Instruments Cajun accordion
Associated acts Savoy Family Band, Savoy Doucet Cajun Band,
Website http://www.savoymusiccenter.com/

Marc Savoy (/sɑːˈvwɑː/ sah-vwah)[1] (b. near Eunice, Louisiana, United States, October 1, 1940) is an American musician, and builder and player of the Cajun accordion.

Savoy holds a degree in chemical engineering but his primary income is derived from his accordion-making business, based at his Savoy Music Center in Eunice, Louisiana. His wife is the singer and guitarist Ann Savoy, whom he met in 1975. He has performed with Robert Bertrand, Dennis McGee, Rodney Balfa, Sady Courville, Dewey Balfa, D. L. Menard, and Michael Doucet, the latter of whom he plays with in the Savoy-Doucet Band. He also plays in the Savoy Family Band with his wife Ann and their sons Joel and Wilson.

He hosts regular jam sessions and mini-festivals at the Savoy Music Center.

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  1. ^ Berman, Leslie (January 2003). "Savoy fare: the *real* family values of Marc & Ann Savoy.(Sound Recording Review)". Sing Out! 47 (3). Marc Savoy (pronounced 'SAH-VWAH') turns back to his worn workbench covered with accordion parts and pauses to compose himself. 

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