On the North York Moors

The Savoy Family Cajun Band

Mon 24 July 2017 - 7.30pm

One of the greatest Cajun bands ever returns to The Band Room tonight to complete a hat-trick of shows – and where else would you want to see the Savoy Family Cajun Band than at Marc Savoy’s “favourite venue in all the world”?

The legendary Savoy Family Cajun Band swept North Yorkshire off its feet when they played here in 2011 and 2012 (has it really been 5 years?) and will return to a hero’s welcome on July 24. This permutation of the Eunice, Louisiana-based outfit features the full stellar line-up of Marc Savoy (accordion), wife Ann (guitar), and sons Joel (fiddle/guitar) and Wilson (piano/fiddle), each one of them a superstar of the Cajun genre.

The Savoys have played at Presidential inaugurations, the Newport Folk Festival, the JFK Center in Washington DC, the QEH in London, and at festivals all over North America, continental Europe and the wider world. So it was kind of inevitable they would one day play The Band Room…and fall in love with the place.

Introductions are hardly necessary but individually and collectively the SFCB has links to Cajun greats Dennis McGee, Dewey Balfa, Michael Doucet, D. L. Menard and Steve Riley, as well as John Fogerty, Nick Lowe, T-Bone Burnett, et al.

Ann is also celebrated for her revered all-woman band The Magnolia Sisters, and for Adieu False Heart, the classic (Grammy-nominated) 2006 album she recorded with Linda Ronstadt. The album, recorded at Dirk Powell’s Cypress House Studio in Louisiana, featured Kevin Wimmer of the Red Stick Ramblers, Balfa Toujours and The Mamou Playboys, Dirk Powell (Balfa Toujours, Eric Clapton), Ann’s son Joel, and Nashville mandolinist Sam Bush.

 

The Savoy Family Cajun Band website

Ticket price: £ 17.50

Please note early booking is recommended as The Band Room's capacity is only 100. You can buy tickets securely on-line or by cheque - and prices include postage and administrative costs. There is no additional booking fee. Please email us further information.

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