Ann Savoy & Her Sleepless Knights | If Dreams Come True
Release:2007 | Mp3 | 320 kbps | 111 Mb
Genre: JazzVocalModern Folk
1. If Dreams Come True
2. The Very Thought Of You
3. Melodie Au Crepuscule
4. Getting Some Fun Out Of Life
5. If You Don't I Know Who Will
6. Ces Petites Choses
7. BewitchedBothered And Bewildered
8. If Your Kisses Can't Hold The Man You Love
9. It's Like Reaching For The Moon
10. Si Tu Savais
11. The Way You Look Tonight
ANN SAVOY & HER SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS Ann Savoy never rests musically. She and the players have produced a hugely enjoyable and timeless recording. - Richard Thompson In the world of Cajun musicAnn Savoy is one of the most admired icons of the genre. She's a singer with a gift for subtlety and nuancean adept musician and producer. Beyond thatas a writer and photographershe has extensively documented the unique music and culture of Southwest Louisiana. Nowwith the May 15th release of Ann Savoy & Her Sleepless Knightsshe's making music that breaks new ground while maintaining respect for the traditions of the past. Shetogether with her all-star bandhas made an album of jazz-tinged music that isat onceswinging and sultry. With both down home and cosmopolitan overtonesit's a unique work that is certain to find an audience far removed from the Louisiana prairie and bayou land that birthed it. Born and raised in RichmondVAshe began playing guitar as a pre-teen and went on to become a French major at the University of Virginia. She met Cajun music traditionalist Marc Savoy more than thirty years ago at the National Folk Festival in WashingtonDC. The two soon married and went on to raise four children. Ann would write Cajun Music: A Reflection of a Peoplea Botkin Book Award winnera chronicle of the history of Cajun and Zydeco musican essential source for anyone interested in Cajun or Creole culture. As a musicianshe's been involved in Cajun music both with her husband and compatriots in Savoy Doucet Bandwith her Marc and their sons Joel and Wilson in the Savoy Family Band and with her all-woman band The Magnolia Sisters. She most recently collaborated with Linda Ronstadt on Adieu False Heart and received a Grammy ® nomination for her efforts. She was previously nominated for a Grammy for the tribute album Evangeline Made that featured RonstadtJohn FogertyNick LoweRodney Crowell and Richard and Linda Thompson and followed that up with Creole Breda tribtue to Creole and Zydeco music featuring such notables as Cyndi LauperTaj Majal and Tom Tom Club. Ann Savoy & Her Sleepless Knights features jazz virtuosos and old friends Tom Mitchell (guitar) and Kevin Wimmer (fiddle) along with Eric Frey (upright bass) Chas Justus (guitar)Glenn Fields (drums) as well as her sons Wilson and Joel Savoy on piano and guitarrespectively. The album was produced by Joel along with Tom Mitchell and Ann in EuniceLouisianaall of the music having been recorded live with no "fixing." The group breathes fresh air into standards and traditional songssome in French but speaking a universal language to the listener. From sensual love songs to original songs of local color and humorAnn and the guys bring forth their superb artistry with a relaxedfun filled feeling.
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