Apple Barrel regular and bluesman about town, Coco Robicheaux, passed on the Friday after Thanksgiving, on Frenchmen St., where he was a beloved regular musician and friend. Coco was a colorful musician, a Jazz Fest staple and was featured on HBO's Treme sacrificing a chicken in the WWOZ studios for a voodoo ritual. While this never occurred in real life, Mr. Robicheaux was known for his riffs and larger than life personality. He and his guitar will be sorely missed.
Watch the video clip below of Coco singing for Herman Leonard, produced by WWOZ show host and documentarian George Ingmire.
UPDATE: Two second lines will be taking place to honor Mr. Robicheaux.
Read more about Mr. Robicheaux's life in the nola.com obituary.