Benefit for Marva Wright Tonight at Tipitina’s


This evening, August 22, 2009, the musical community of New Orleans will join together to raise funds to help get the blues singer Marva Wright back on her feet after suffering a stroke. Wright got her start singing in her gospel church. In the late 1990s, she was working a day job as a secretary at McMain High School. She started singing in local clubs and within a few years she earned the moniker, the blues queen of New Orleans. Her fame then spread far and wide with numerous European tours. Her status in the community is confirmed by the who’s who of performers scheduled tonight. The roster includes the Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, James Andrews, Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters, Jo “Cool” Davis, Kirk Joseph & Backyard Groove, Tara Alexander, Kennedy Boz, The 6th Ward Gold Diggers Baby Dolls, Alfred Doucette, Les Getrex, Thomas “Big Man” Glass, Ronald Jones, Henry Love, Shannon Powell, Betty Shirley, Keith Zinet, and The BMW’s + MC Tammy Montana. It should be a great night of music for a great cause.

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