On the North York Moors

Savoy Family Cajun band

Tue 22 May 2012

If it’s Tuesday…it must be Cajun! The legendary Savoy Family Cajun Band swept North Yorkshire off its feet when it debuted at The Band Room last July and will return to a hero’s welcome in May. The Eunice, Louisiana-based outfit - the greatest traditional Cajun band in the world – will again feature 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 genre. The Savoy family have played at Presidential inaugurations, the Newport Folk Festival, the JFK Center in Washington DC, the QEH in London, at festivals all over North America and around the world...So it was kind of inevitable they would one day play The Band Room…and return before you could say: “OK Allons danser...Laissez les bon temps rouler!”

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 LINDA RONSTADT, JOHN FOGERTY, NICK LOWE, T-BONE BURNETT and many more...Ann is also noted for her incredible all-woman band THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS…

Savoy Family Cajun band website

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