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Performing Arts host Savoy Family at Liberty Center

Billboard Magazine calls The Savoy Family Band “an Acadian gem.”  The band made of Marc and Ann Savoy and their sons Joel and Wilson will perform at the Liberty Center downtown Eunice on February 28 at 6:30 p.m.

The event is part of the LSU Eunice Performing Arts Series.  Tickets are $5 for general admission into the theater.  Children 12 and under and LSU Eunice students are admitted for free. Tickets will be available at the door 45 minutes before the concert begins.

Legendary performer Marc Savoy plays the accordion & fiddle while his wife, Grammy nominee, Ann will play guitar and sing.  Joel will play fiddle while Wilson will sing and handle the keyboard/piano and the accordion.  The band demonstrates how Cajun must has evolved. Early French ballads have been added to the lineup to show other historic elements of early southwest Louisiana as they join in celebration of Louisiana's 200th anniversary of statehood.

“If there is such a thing as Cajun aristocracy, Marc and Ann Savoy must be its king and queen...the Savoy kids are just as brilliant as their parents already fully mature musicians in their twenties…Marc Savoy is...the finest Cajun accordion player of the era. He has impeccable taste, is creative without ever being affected, and plays as hot as anyone yet his playing always sounds very relaxed, as if he’s having the time of his life...Wilson Savoy is a powerhouse on the keyboard, whether it’s piano or accordion...and he’s also a terrific jazz pianist...Joel Savoy’s beautiful fiddling evokes the Balfa Brothers right down to the tone of the violin...Ann grounds the whole thing with her rock solid guitar playing...her vocals, always wonderful, sound better than ever,” said  The Old-Time Herald, a magazine dedicated to old-time music.

The event is partially funded through LSU Eunice Performing Arts’ Recycle for the Arts program and the university’s Campus Activities Board.  For information, call 457-1510.

 

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February 5, 2012