Marc and Ann Savoy Photo Gallery
By the early 1980s, Chris was a regular guest at the Savoy home in Eunice, which became his home base for musical excursions around Southwest Louisiana. Marc, Ann, and their growing family always made “Uncle Chris” feel right at home, and Chris was always drawn back to Eunice by their warm hospitality and the lively gatherings they hosted, where he could always count on good food, good music, and good company. Thankfully for us, Chris’s camera was never far from hand during these visits. The result is a rich collection of photographs documenting his time at the Savoy house through the years. From quiet moments around a gumbo pot to big communal jams in the yard, Chris’s photos capture the way that music and community were woven into daily life at the Savoy house. With appearances by Michael Doucet, D.L. Menard, Queen Ida Guillory, and Santiago Jimenez Jr., these photos are a wonderful document of Marc and Ann and their world, and of a family home that became a central to the ongoing preservation of Cajun music and culture.
The gallery below features some of these photos taken at the Savoy house in Eunice, along with various concert photos of the Savoys and photographs from Chris and Marc’s 1990 “accordion” trip to Austria and Germany.