Ann Savoy ( /sɑːˈvwɑː/; born Ann Allen on January 20, 1952) is a musician, author, and record producer.

Biography

Savoy was raised in Richmond, Virginia. She resides with her husband Marc Savoy and family in Southern Louisiana.

As a musician, she performs with her husband accordionist Marc Savoy and fiddler Michael Doucet in the Savoy Doucet Cajun Band. She also has an all-woman band The Magnolia Sisters. She also performs with husband Marc and their sons, Joel and Wilson, in the Savoy Family Band. Most recently, she has put together a Django Reinhardt-style swing band called Ann Savoy and her Sleepless Knights.

Savoy appeared as a musician in the film Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and was the associate music director of the film All The King's Men, working on this project with T Bone Burnett. She has appeared in many documentaries on the subject of Cajun music including a Les Blank film, entitled Marc and Ann.

As a record producer she produced, among others, the Grammy Award nominated tribute to Cajun music, Evangeline Made: A Tribute to Cajun Music, featuring singers Linda Ronstadt, John Fogerty, Nick Lowe, and other noted musicians.

She is the author of Cajun Music, A Reflection of a People , which chronicles the history of Cajun and Zydeco music.

She has recorded a number of CDs. As The Zozo Sisters she recorded the Grammy Award nominated album Adieu False Heart - a CD with Linda Ronstadt. Adieu False Heart is notable for Savoy's first time recording in English.