Ann Savoy began playing guitar at age 10. After college graduation she met her husband, Cajun accordionist Marc Savoy, and moved to be with him to Eunice, Louisiana. After their marriage, she began performing with him on many tours throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Eventually she began to collect and learn all sorts of Cajun songs. The collection led to the publication of her book Cajun Music: A Reflection of a People, which received the American Folklore Society’s Botkin Book Award.