Project Participants

Project Award

Program: FIG Fund
Year: 2019-20
Semester: Fall

Project Description

Vivian & Riley (featuring Riley Calcagno ’20) will record a full-length album of original music with GRAMMY winning producer Joel Savoy in Eunice, LA. The duo came together through the practice of traditional music, with both members learning ballads and old fiddle tunes at early ages and falling asleep to jams and square dances that lasted through the night. This album will aim to combine narratives (original and traditional) relatable to the current moment, with an organic mode of honest music creation that is once again innovative and goes against the grain of the current music industry. In this vein, they will collaborate with musicians steeped in the Cajun and Country lineage, such as acclaimed Cajun fiddler and producer Joel Savoy, founder of Valcour Records.