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Savoy Music Center ~ Saturday AM Jam

Savoy Music Center ~ Saturday Morning Jam

Saturdays at 9 AM for the paset 46 years.

Our third year through Eunice, Lousiana and the Acadiana region.

2012 Road Trip Post

2011 Road Trip Post

Marc Savoy’s  and Family (Ann, Joel ( of the Red Stick Ramblers ), & Wilson Savoy ( of the Pine Leaf Boys )) Savoy Music Center five miles or so east of the Acadiana town of Eunice, Louisiana has hosted a Cajun Music Jam every Saturday morning for the past 46 years.

This particular Saturday morning’s cast of characters was characterized by the give-and-take of youth and  experience :

Youthful Exuberance and Energy Rubs Up Against the Constancy of Experience and Mastery ~ Everyone Benefits

Prominently on display:

This jam session is not intended as a showcase for talent or the lack thereof.

It is intended to be led by the older generation of master musicians offering beginners an opportunity to listen, learn and play in the background.

It has been like this for 46 years and will continue as such.

As such, living Cajun music history is present in the moment.


Miss Esther Lejeune



Mr Harry Lafleur


Mr Freddie Hanks


Mr Robert Leblanc












Mr Milton Vanicor




“Listen, Lean and Play”





Links To Other Cajun Music Posts Of Note

Cajun Campground Jam (2014)

Acadiana Jams Gallery

Milton Vanicor & Zachery Fuselier Gallery

Saturday Morning Jam ~ Savoy Music Center (2012)

Savoys’ Music Center ~ Saturday Jam (2011)

Breaux Bridge Jam



24 Feb 2014

Austin Friends of Traditional Music ~ 2012 Mid-Winter Festival

Corpus Cristi to Austin, a full days drive for us anymore, had us up early, stopping to get breakfast along the way and arriving to an unscheduled unreserved camping spot at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin. This is one of our favorite State Parks probably due to its proximity to live music.

Sometime recently the heavens opened up on this area and ended the drought with an exclamation mark: 4 inches of rain! Everything is green.

The drive left us tired and beat but we persevered and got ourselves into town to the Austin Friends of Traditional Music Mid-Winter Festival. Got there a touch late and left early but the acts that we saw and heard were great: klezmer fiddle to Chinese zither music, old time music bands to tight bluegrass duos, West African drummers to 16 and 17 year old Texas state mandolin and banjo champs, and a hurdy-gurdy man to boot.

Blue Buckskin Winchers

Sometimes you just have to embrace the mic stands and mics as part of the composition!

Yuan Li Chang

This acoustic duo playing and singing off that single mic hit a home run with me. Very tight. Excellent presentation and musical repertoire.

Hem and Haw

There are gun-slingers and then there are banjo-slingers!

Hurdy Gurdy Man

Judging from the presence and participation of her students this fiddler (FiddLisa ~ Lisa Schneider) must be one hell of a teacher!

Third Rail

Youthful Bluegrass A Capella

Good stuff, all of it!

Kudos to AFTM!


Austin on Dwellable
30 Jan 2012