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Magnolia Sisters

The five women who comprise the Magnolia Sisters are not related by birth, but rather by friendship and their love for traditional Cajun music. The band delivers energetic dance music as well as wistful older ballads that come from deep in the roots of Acadiana, as shown by their first recording, Prends Courage, released in 1995 by Arhoolie Records. A second album,Chers Amis, was released by Rounder in 2000, with a third, Après Faire Le Boogie Woogie, appearing in 2004, also from Rounder. Each of the acoustic instrumentalists in this rare all-female Cajun group has strong ties to the genre and plays with other bands as well. Interestingly, only two of the five members are natives of Louisiana.

Ann Savoy, one of the Magnolia Sisters' founders in 1995, is married to Cajun musician Marc Savoy. Husband and wife both play in the Savoy-Doucet Band, which includes Beausoleil's Michael Doucet. Ann Savoy also contributes to other bands. A native of Virginia, she sings and plays accordion, guitar, fiddle, and bass. She is also the author of Cajun Music: A Reflection of a People. The other founder of the Magnolia Sisters, Jane Vidrine, formerly was employed by the National Park Service as a coordinator of folk arts, and her duties required her to explore folk music. She wed John Vidrine in 1984 and, after settling with him in Lafayette, LA, she was employed as the curator of a Cajun museum. Husband and wife both play in a group called Nez-Piqué.

Tina Pilione, Lisa Trahan Reed, and Christine Balfa round out the group. Pilione, who hails from California, plays the fiddle, bass, and mandolin. A Seattle concert given by the Balfa Brothers inspired her to pack her bags and head to Louisiana in 1978. After attending the University of Southwestern Louisiana as a zoology major, she spent several years working for the State of Louisiana before chucking it all to construct accordions with Marc Savoy. She also is part of Jesse Leger & the Lake Charles Ramblers. Reed, who sings and plays the triangle and bass, grew up in the Louisiana town of Scott. Her father is Harry Trahan, a Cajun accordion player, and her great uncle is Cajun musician Bixby Guidry. She and Mitchell Reed, her husband, play with the group Vieux Temps. Balfa, the only other Louisiana native in the bunch, was raised in the town of Tepetate. She contributes vocals and plays the guitar, rubboard, banjo ukulele, and triangle. Her father is Dewey Balfa. Along with Dirk Powell, her spouse, she is part of the band Balfa Toujours. Returning to Arhoolie Records, the Sisters released Stripped Down in 2009 with a lineup of Ann Savoy, Jane Vidrine, Lisa Trahan, and Anya Burgess. ~ Linda Seida
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Love's Lies

1. La Bonne Vie (The Good Life)

2. Est-Ce Que Tu Penses Jamais A Moi? (Do You Ever Think Of Me?)

3. Le Deserteur (The Deserter)

4. Je Va's Jamais Oublier (I'll Never Forget You)

5. Malinda

6. Les Clos De Coton (The Cotton Fields)

7. En Route Chez Moi (Going Home)

8. Arretes-Pas La Musique (Don't Stop The Music)

9. Oublies-Moi Jamais (Never Forget Me)

10. Par Derriere Chez Mon Pere (Behind My Father's House)

11. La Valse Du Grand Bois (Waltz Of The Longwoods)

12. Hot Stuff

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Track List: Stripped Down

1. Boire, Boire (Let's Drink, Let's Drink)

2. Tap Dance/Bernadette

3. Valse D'amiti (Friendship Waltz)

4. Point Clear Blues

5. Faut Pas Tu Brailles (No Use Crying)

6. Paulina Tate

7. Jolie Petite Blonde (Pretty Little Blonde)

8. Pourquoi Tu M'as Trahi? (Why Did You Betray Me?)

9. Grand Texas

10. Waltz Of The Bayou

11. Bon Temps Rouler (Let The Good Times Roll)

12. Marie One Step

13. Barroom Blues

14. Blues D'orpheline (Blues Of The Orphan Girl)

15. Creole Stomp

16. Goodbye, Chre Amie (Goodbye Dear Friend)

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Track List: Apres Faire Le Boogie-Woogie

1. Honky Tonk Boogie

2. La Valse De La Vie

3. Nonc Adam

4. Cher Willie

5. Freeman's Zydeco

6. Bixy's Song

8. Ma Petite Et Mignonne

9. La Femme D'un Petrolier

10. Les Flammes D'enfer

11. J'ai Vu Lucille

13. Magnolia Hop

14. Charpentier

16. Keep A Knockin'

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Track List: Chers Amis

1. 'tit Mamou

2. Chers Amis

3. Dedans Le Sude De La Louisiane

4. Le Pays Des Etrangers

5. Mon Dernier Bonsoir

6. La Valse Que J'aime

7. Bois Sec Song/O, Treville

8. Il Faut Hisser Ces Voiles

9. C'est Si Triste

10. Jolies Joues Roses

11. La La La La

12. Mon Coeur Fait Mal

13. Hippi Taiaut

14. La Fleur De La Jeunesse

15. Danse Belaire/Rell De Courville

16. L'annee De Cinquante-Sept

17. T'en A Eu Tu N'auras Plus

18. La Belle Et Le Capitaine

19. He, La-Bas

20. Blues De Voyage

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Track List: Prends Courage

1. Tit Monde

2. Chere Bassette

3. Sur La Bord De L'eau

4. Les Fils A Nonc Hilaire

5. Brasse Donc, Le Couche-Couche/Grand Texas

6. Il Savait Pas J'etais Mariee

7. Sept Ans Sur Mer

8. Grande Nuit Special

9. 'tits Yeux Bleus

10. Je Voudrais Bien Me Marier, Mais

11. Un' Piastre Ici, Un' Piastre La-Bas

12. Les Memoires Dan Mon Coeur

13. Prends Courage

14. La Valse De Grande Piniere

15. Tasso

16. Derriere Chez Nous

17. Braille Pas, Jolis 'tits Yeux Blues

18. Mama Roseanne

19. La Valse De Courville Et McGee

20. Ma Blonde Est Partie

21. Dors, Dors/Fais Do Do

22. La Robe Barree

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