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Rhythm and Roots Dance at Centrum's Fiddle Tunes Festival July 8th


By kenbarnettpt - Posted on 05 July 2016

Location: 
Fort Worden Littlefield Green
Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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Centrum

From the Centrum web site:

Since its inception in 1977, the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes has been one of the largest celebrations of traditional music west of the Mississippi.

Rhythm and Roots Dance

Friday, July 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – Littlefield Green outside McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden State Park

General Admission Tickets: $15

 

  • Folk Roots: Marley’s Ghost
  • Cajun: Savoy Family Band

 

The Savoy Family: Ann, Marc, Sarah, Joel, Wilson, and Gabrielle – Cajun

The Savoy Family Cajun Band plays honed down, hard-core Cajun music laced with an earthy sensuality. In their hands, the old tunes have been revived and returned to new life. Marc and Ann Savoy and their sons Joel and Wilson are strong individual musicians working together to create a tight, intense sound.

Marc and Ann have been performing and recording together since 1977. They have traveled all over the world, appearing in such prestigious venues as the Newport Folk Festival, the Berlin Jazz Festival, the Smithsonian Institution, the Getty Museum, and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Ann and Joel appeared in the film Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and they performed on the Warner Brothers Soundtrack, as well as at the film’s premiere in Los Angeles. Ann served as associate music producer on All The King’s Men (Sony Pictures) , wrote a song that was used in the film, and she, Joel and Wilson appeared therein with Sean Penn as musicians.

Marc Savoy has received the National Heritage Fellowship Award. Marc and Ann appeared on the PBS series “American Roots.” Ann was awarded the Botkin Book Award for her definitive Cajun Music, A Reflection of a People. Wilson, as a member of the Grammy-nominated Pine Leaf Boys, appeared on HBO’s “Treme” series. And Joel was a founding member of the Red Stick Ramblers and today has his own record company, Valcour Records..

Maintaining a more acoustic approach to Cajun music, the Savoy Family Cajun Band can nonetheless hold its own amongst Cajun music lovers everywhere, and takes pride in drawing considerable power from four acoustic instruments.