Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Marva Wright RIP

Marva Wright 02670033, originally uploaded by NoVARon.

Word comes that New Orleans Blues Queen Marva Wright has passed away today at the age of 62. I had the pleasure of meeting Marva after Hurricane Katrina when she relocated to the Washington DC area. I had previously seen her perform at the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, usually introduced by the late Ed Bradley. I had a chance to meet her at a benefit for her at Bangkok Blues in Falls Church VA at which she performed. Later she headlined the 2006 DC Blues Festival (from which the photo is from) and returned to DC to perform at Blues Alley with Allen Toussaint. She was a wonderful singer and entertainer in the style of Koko Taylor and will most definitely be missed

Here is the obituary from the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

1 comment:

Bmurraygroove said...

Thanks Ron, a wonderful tribute.

Kind Regards,