Allen Toussaint, Trombone Shorty and The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band To Perform At G20 Summit Reception
Allen Toussaint and Trombone Shorty along with The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band (with Wilson Savoy sitting in for Marc Savoy) are being featured among the Global Ambassadors of Louisiana Music & Culture who will be performing for leaders from around the globe at a VIP reception during the G20 Summit. Celebrating a new chapter in America’s leadership on climate change, guests include G20 delegates and diplomats, Obama administration officials and CEOs of environmental, labor and youth organizations. The event is hosted by the U.S. Climate Action Network and Teresa Heinz and Senator John Kerry are Honorary Hosts. It will take place at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA on September 23, 2009. President Barack Obama is also scheduled to appear at the event. Both Allen & Trombone Shorty are currently touring. Keep an eye out for upcoming Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band Tour Dates>> Allen Toussaint Tour Dates>> Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Tour Dates>>
Marc and Ann Savoy of The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band have released a new album with their Savoy Family Band, Turn Loose But Dont Let Go (Arhoolie Records). This acclaimed release also prominently features Marc and Anns sons, Joel (fiddle, guitar) and Wilson (piano, vocals, fiddle, accordion). Focusing on acoustic Cajun music, this lively album of original and traditional tunes has led Offbeat Magazine to declare the album as an early contender for one of the best of the year. The Rosebud Agency does not represent The Savoy Family Band but stay tuned for the latest tour dates and news on The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band ..see tour dates >>
Bettye LaVette, Mavis Staples And More Rosebud Artists Recognized In Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll
Rosebud artists Bettye LaVette and Mavis Staples scored spots in the top 35 of Village Voice's annual "Pazz & Jop Poll" for LaVettes Scene Of The Crime and Staples We'll Never Turn Back. The annual poll combines ballots from 577 critics Top 10 lists to acknowledge the best albums of 2007. Additional Rosebud artists whose CDs were honored were Bill Frisell (for his work with Floratone and with Paul Motian and Joe Lovano) Loudon Wainwright III, Meshell Ndegeocello, Ruthie Foster, Pieta Brown, Ann Savoy and the late Muddy Waters. Compilations that featured Rosebud artists were Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur (Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars), Goin Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Allen Toussaint, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Trombone Shorty and Marcia Ball) and Song Of America (The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bettye LaVette).
See the full list of albums at: Village Voice's annual "Pazz & Jop Poll" >>
Grammy Nominations and Awards for Rosebud Artists
The 49th annual Grammy nominations were announced with Rosebud artists Allen Toussaint, Duke Robillard and Ann Savoy honored in the Pop, Blues and Folk categories, respectively. Allen Toussaint received a nomination in the Best Pop Vocal Album category for his collaboration with Elvis Costello on The River in Reverse, a project created in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's devastation to Toussaint's hometown. Duke Robillard received the first Grammy nomination of his career for his latest CD Guitar Groove-A-Rama in the Best Traditional Blues Album category. Ann Savoy from The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band was recognized for her collaboration with ten-time Grammy winner Linda Ronstadt in the Best Traditional Folk Album category for Adieu False Heart. Congratulations also to Gary Paczosa, engineer of the CD who was nominated for Best Engineered Album. In addition, Booker T. Jones will be honored with a Lifetime Grammy Achievement Award for his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career with Booker T. & the MG's. The Grammys will air on CBS onFebruary 11, 2007.
Rosebud Artists Honored on Amazon's Best Music of 2006
Amazon.com has released their annual picks for Best Music of the Year and Rosebud artists Allen Toussaint, JJ Cale, Ann Savoy, Charlie Musselwhite and Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are among those honored. Allen Toussaint's CD The River In Reverse with Elvis Costello was recognized in the Top 100 Editor's Picks list. JJ Cale & Eric Clapton's The Road To Escondido appears as #37 on the Customer's Top 100 list. Charlie Musselwhite's Delta Hardware was recognized as the #1 CD of the year in the Blues category, while Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars debut CD Living Like A Refugee was selected as the #4 CD of the year in the International category. Ann Savoy of The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band appears twice in both the Customer's Top 100 list and #3 in the Folk category for her CD Adieu False Heart with Linda Ronstadt. Congratulations to all.
For more information and to purchase CDs, please visit Amazon's Best Music of 2006 >>.
Ann Savoy and Linda Ronstadt release "Adieu False Heart" on Vanguard Records
Rosebud artist Ann Savoy (Savoy Doucet Cajun Band) and ten time Grammy winner Linda Ronstadt perform together as The Zozo Sisters on Adieu False Heart, just released by Vanguard Records. The album blends the Cajun sound of Savoy's alto with Ronstadt's pure soprano to tell stories of love through tunes ranging from Creole french to bluegrass to songs by Julie Miller and Richard Thompson. The album was produced by Grammy-winner Steve Buckingham and recorded in part in the Savoy family Louisiana farmhouse studio. Savoy and Ronstadt's first collaboration, grammy-nominated Evangeline Made, was produced by Savoy and featured Cajun songs performed by Ronstadt, Richard and Linda Thompson, John Fogerty, Patty Griffin and others.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, BeauSoleil, and Ann Savoy Featured On Bravo TV Special
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, and Ann Savoy of The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band along with several other Louisiana artists will be featured on "Dancing To New Orleans", a two hour television special premiering Sunday, May 11 on Bravo at 9pm ET. The show will take viewers on a musical journey through Louisiana, exploring its cultural landscape through performance and art. All three Rosebud artists (along with six others) recently played New Orleans during the 2003 Jazz & Heritage Festival to great response. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band also performed their own show on all 11 nights of the festival at Twiropa, in the New Orleans warehouse district, with special guests including members of Soulive, Los Lobos and Robert Walter's 20th Congress. Three of those shows were taped for an upcoming live CD.
New Orleans' Offbeat Magazine's Best Of The Beat Awards Honor BeauSoleil, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Ann Savoy of Savoy Doucet Cajun Band
BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet took the honors as Best Cajun Cajun Band - an honor that is bestowed upon them basically every year. If you want to see the Best Cajun Band there is - it's BeauSoleil. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band scored 2 wins including Best Brass Band. The city is known for it's brass bands but The Dozen is the best, and it was their innovative work that revitalized the genre. The Dozen also collected the award for Best Brass Album by a Louisiana Artist for their Medicated Magic CD which features Norah Jones, John Bell of Widespread Panic, Robert Randolph, Dr. John and DJ Logic. Also honored was Ann Savoy of The Savoy Doucet Cajun Band for producing the Best Cajun Album by a Louisiana Artist. Ann and Savoy Doucet perform on the CD along with contributions from Linda Ronstadt, John Fogerty, Richard Thompson, and Nick Lowe. The awards were given out at the annual Offbeat Best Of The Beat Awards in New Orleans on February 7.
Rosebud Agency Artists Score Grammy Nominations in World, Folk, Blues and Gospel Categories
Once again this year, Rosebud artists have been nominated for Grammys in a variety of categories.
Rubén Blades Mundo CD has been nominated as Best World Music Album. The Blind Boys of Alabama follow their Grammy win for Spirit of the Century with a nomination for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album for this years Higher Ground. Charlie Musselwhites One Night In America is nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Charlie also contributes a track to Preachin' The Blues: The Music Of Mississippi Fred McDowell which is nominated in the Best Traditional Blues album category. Fiddlers 4 (Bruce Molsky, Michael Doucet, Darol Anger & Rushad Eggleston) are nominated in the category of Best Traditional Folk Album for their debut eponymous CD. Also nominated in the same category is Evangeline Made produced by Ann Savoy of the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band. Ann performs a track on the CD with Linda Ronstadt as well as one with Savoy Doucet backed by a rhythm section featuring Sonny Landreth on guitar. Also, Tony Bennett's "Playing With My Friends" (the title song was co-written by Robert Cray) was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Album.
The Grammys will be awarded February 23 in New York City.
THE BEST OF THE SAVOY-DOUCET CAJUN BAND
If you want traditional Cajun music, this is your band. If you want the very best in Cajun music, this is still your band. This "best of" package includes 22 tracks selected by the band and Arhoolie President, Chris Strachwitz. This traditional Cajun music is lively, enjoyable, and celebrates the joys of uncomplicated, everyday life.
The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band is: Marc Savoy - accordion and vocals; Ann Savoy - guitar and vocals; and Michael Doucet - fiddle and vocals. Three amazing musicians recorded over the course of 22 years, on one CD... Combining the solid, traditional accordion work of Marc Savoy with the acoustic fireworks of Michael Doucet (of BeauSoleil fame) and the lilting guitar and vocals of Ann Savoy (who recently had three tracks on the soundtrack of The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood). The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band makes traditional Cajun music that is lively, enjoyable, and celebrates the joys of uncomplicated, everday life.
Savoy Doucets Ann Savoy featured on Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood Soundtrack CD
Savoy Doucets Ann Savoy is featured on the Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood Soundtrack CD. While the T Bone Burnett (O Brother Where Art Thou) produced record features tracks from Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Macy Gray, Lauryn Hill, and Tony Bennett, Ann is the only artist featured on three tracks of her own.
EVANGELINE MADE: A TRIBUTE TO CAJUN MUSIC
Ann Savoy recently produced Evangeline Made: A Tribute To Cajun Music for Vanguard Records. The CD features Linda Ronstadt, John Fogerty, Richard Thompson, and Nick Lowe singing traditional Cajun music.
SAM'S BIG ROOSTER
The Savoy-Doucet Cajun band, featuring accordionist Marc Savoy, singer/guitarist Ann Savoy and fiddler Michael Doucet, are no doubt the premier traditional Cajun band active today. The CD spotlights not only this trio's remarkably tight interplay resulting from having played together for almost 20 years, but also their individual talents as soloists. Most of the 19 cuts were recorded by Joel Savoy in the family's small studio near Eunice, LA. but two "Live" cuts are also included. Booklet includes lyrics to the songs in French and English."