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 77)
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[2] 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 and married in 1977.[2] 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.

Savoy is a recipient of a 1992 National Heritage Fellowship awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts, which is the United States government's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.[3]

Discography[edit]

As Marc Savoy[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1976 : Under a Green Oak Tree (with Dewey Balfa and D.L. Menard) (Arhoolie Records)
  • 1981 : Oh What a Night (Arhoolie)
  • 1998 : Made in Louisiana (Voyager)
  • 2003 : The Savoy Family Band Cajun Album (Arhoolie)

Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1983 : Home Music (K7, Arhoolie)
  • 1987 : With Spirits (K7, Arhoolie)
  • 1989 : Two-Step d'Amede (Arhoolie)
  • 1992 : Home Music with Spirits (Arhoolie)

Live album[edit]

  • 1994 : Live! At the Dance (Arhoolie)

Compilation album[edit]

  • 2002 : The Best of (Arhoolie)

Savoy-Smith Cajun Band[edit]

Album[edit]

  • 1996 : Now and Then (Arhoolie)

Films[edit]

  • 1972 - "Spend It All" [1]
  • 1981 - Southern Comfort. Directed by Walter Hill.
  • 1989 - "J'ai Ete Au Bal (I Went To The Dance)". Directed by Les Blank. [2]
  • 1990 - Yum Yum Yum! A Taste Of Cajun And Creole Cooking. Directed by Les Blank. [3]
  • 1991 - Marc & Ann. Directed by Les Blank.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 
  2. ^ a b Govenar, Alan (2001). "Marc Savoy: Cajun Accordion Maker and Musician". Masters of Traditional Arts: A Biographical Dictionary. vol. 2 (K-Z). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio. pp. 546–548. ISBN 1576072401. OCLC 47644303. 
  3. ^ "NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1992". www.arts.gov. National Endowment for the Arts. Retrieved 1 December 2017. 

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