|Ringing in year 10 with a bang – Lomax style|
Well, folks, we’ve been working on this for over a year and we are thrilled to finally announce pre-sales of our 27th release and our biggest project to date…
It’s a landmark, limited edition project to celebrate Valcour Records’ tenth year in business and Alan Lomax Centennial! Producers Joel Savoy and Josh Caffery have collaborated to create Rediscovering Lomax in Evangeline Country, a one-of-a-kind collection of recordings featuring Louisiana artists performing fresh takes on a unique series of folk songs—both French and English—archived in Louisiana in 1934 by the late Alan and John Lomax.
The collection features 24 tracks by an incredible group of musicians, including Michael Doucet, Marc Broussard, Wayne Toups, Zachary Richard, Tiffany Lamson, Steve Riley, Ann Savoy, Dirk Powell, Roddie Romero, Cedric Watson, David Greely, Joel Savoy, Kelli Jones-Savoy, Wilson Savoy, Anna Laura Edmiston, Kristi Guillory, Joshua Caffery, Claire Caffery, Barry Ancelet, Carl Brazell, Megan Brown and Aurora Nealand.
While individual EPs will become available in stores each quarter, the limited edition full box set will be available exclusively on the Valcour website through the end 2015 as long as supplies last. Purchases of the box set include printed liner notes, a collector’s box for holding the CDs and liner notes and advance access to each release before retailers and radio stations. Digital liner notes will be available for free download on this page starting on March 31st.
|Bonsoir, Catin… GRAMMY Nominated!|
We are very proud to announce that Bonsoir, Catin’s latest release out on Valcour Records, Light the Stars, has been nominated in the Regional Roots category of the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards!
Two other Acadiana bands - the Magnolia Sisters and Jo-El Sonnier – also received nominations for the Best Regional Roots Album Grammy. Incidentally, the Magnolia Sisters were nominated for their album, Love’s Lies, which was produced by Valcour’s own Joel Savoy. Ann Savoy, Joel’s mother, is one of the Magnolia Sisters. The three Acadian bands will compete with Hawaiian musician Kamaka Kukona and Native American artist Joe Tohonnie Jr. for the final honor.
We are extremely proud of Bonsoir, Catin and all the Louisiana bands representing the music of our state at the GRAMMY’s on February 8. Best of luck to all.
Read more about the nomination in The Advertiser.
|Valcour’s Joel Savoy honored|
Acadiana news publication The Daily Advertiser has named Valcour founder Joel Savoy among it’s honorees for this year’s “20 Under 40” Acadiana Leadership Awards. The awards are designed to honor young movers and shakers in the region who are shaping the area’s future.
According the newspaper’s website:
“A panel of community leaders from a wide variety of industries selected 20 honorees from 90 submissions from the public via an online survey by The Daily Advertiser. The criteria the selection panel used in their deliberations included career achievements to date, leadership roles in their career, community activism, leadership in the community and their vision for Lafayette.”
Congratulations Joe! It is well deserved!
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