Savoy is a musician, an author, a record
producer, and a photographer. Perhaps her most well known endeavor is the acclaimed
release “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. Her three cuts on the accompanying soundtrack on Sony Music were produced by legendary T Bone Burnett.
She has recorded twelve CDs on the
labels. She workied 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 Sleepless
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 has worked 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
came out in May 2004.
In 2010 her band The Magnolia Sisters received a Grammy nomination for their CD Stripped Down, and in 2014 they were nominated again for their CD Loves Lies, both CDs owere on the Arhoolie label..
As a writer, she is the author of the
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 book, American Roots
Music, Rolling Stone Press,
as well as authoring numerous articles
on Cajun music and historic CD booklets.