March 29, 2013, Janice Wray and The Wrong Place Congregation gathered
on the "neutral ground" in front of 1204 N. Rampart Street
in New Orleans to spread Joel Wray's and Dave Warren's ashes there.
We were joined by several members of Joel's and Dave's families. A
video slide show of the events of that Easter weekend has been posted
on YouTube: Bringing
Joel Wray Home To New Orleans.
The slide show is sixteen minutes in
length with over 190 photos. The sound track includes tunes by Joel
Wray , Big Daddy Owen Tufts, Tirk Wilder, Steve Hill, Charlie Blue,
& Eugene Autry.
- At long last, we have added A Ron
Sowell Sampler page to "The Sets" area of our website,
including cuts from The Pickers, Stark Raven, Ron's solo CD's, and
recordings of live performances. Please take some time to enjoy an
outstanding set of Ron Sowell songs.
- Louise Anderson, a member of the Family Owl community in Cincinnati,
passed away on November 21, 2014. Like many other Family Owl performers,
"Big Bess" traveled to New Orleans and played her"big
bass" at the Wrong Place in 1973. We have added a Memorial
Page for Louise including photos and a message from Walter.
for a little Steampunk??
The new CD from Jonathan Postal's
Memphis-based RATTLESNAKE WHIP
is being released this month.
Here's a preview and a link !
- "Dear friends, we are so sorry to tell you that Joel
passed away this morning at 7:15. He died peacefully in his sleep
with Janice at his side. Tentative plans are to scatter his ashes
in front of the Wrong Place around the time
of his birthday, March 29th. We hope we can all honor him together
then. We will keep you posted. Keep playing good music for good reasons."
- Walter Craft
- We have added another new memorial page. Our friend, Bill Sundeen
died at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska on September 18th. Bill's
memorial page includes a heartfelt letter from his close friend,
09/21/2012 - The Wrong Place community is saddened to learn that our
old friend, Robert Nelson, who entertained thousands as Bob The
Juggler and The Butterfly Man, has died in Hawaii. Please
visit Robert's new memorial page.
06/22/2012 - On Friday, June 15, several life-long friends of Mykle
Evans (nee Mykle Cooley) gathered on the neutral ground in front of
1204 North Rampart Street to spread her ashes and celebrate her friendship.
A few photos have been posted,
with more to come.
08/26/2011 - Mykle (Cooley) Evans passed away on August 9th in Tennessee.
As close a friend as any one could ever wish for, Mykle's spirit was
a constant part of the Wrong Place fellowship from the beginning.
Please visit Mykle's Memorial Page,
and please keep Mykle's family, and her husband, Ed Evans, in your
thoughts, hearts, and prayers.
06/16/11 - On May 20th Marcia Potts, Mykle Evan's sister, passed away
in Tennessee after surgery. Marcia was a loyal and loving friend to
the Wrong Place community for many decades. Please visit Marcia's
05/27/11 - Our old friend and excellent songwriter, Sidney Campbell,
got in touch with us recently. Check out the new Set Page featuring
The Songs of Sidney Campbell.
05/06/11 - Sadly, the Wrong Place Congregation has lost yet another
dear old friend. Tabby Crabb passed away at his home in Leslie, Georgia
on April 18, 2011. Please visit the new Memorial
Page to Tabby.
09/30/10 - "David Warren
was a loyal and trustworthy friend who gave much to The Wrong Place
Saloon. We are truly blessed to have had a friend like David. His
passing leaves a hole in our hearts." - Joel, 09/30/2010.
- We are indeed saddened to have added yet another Memorial
Page to our website this year.
06/27/10 - "Dear Friends, it is with heavy heart that I have
to inform you that our old friend, Francine
Croxson, has passed away. After a long fight with cancer, she
is gone. May she rest in peace." - Joel, 06/24/2010. - Please
visit the new Memorial Page for Francine.
- Our friend, David Lucker, passed away June 3rd, 2010, in Oxford,
Mississippi. Despite severe limitations related to his illness, Big
Luke came to New Orleans for both of our recent reunions there.
It was a joy to visit with him again. His easy-going ways, large smile,
and huge heart will be missed for a long, long time. We have added
a new Memorial Page to our website.
- Bob 'The Juggler' Nelson has written a poem about the Wrong Place.
We have added it to Bob's
Pics and Poetry page along with several additional photos. Check
02/04/10 - There is a new YouTube
video link on the
first page of Leather's Memorial pages. On December 19th, 2009,
a group of friends gathered at 1204 North Rampart in New Orleans to
spread Leather's Ashes at that Place that brought us together so long
ago. This video is for all the folks who were there, and for all the
folks who were there in heart and spirit.
- We have added a couple of fine old pictures to Janet's
Photo page. They are nice pics of Janet and Mykle from yesteryear.
These photos were scanned from the original negatives by Ed Evans.
Many thanks y'all.
- We have added a new set of songs from Winder
Lyons, including four cuts from his new CD, If Ever I Cease
To Love, and several songs recorded at Casa Lucasa in Seguin,
Texas last spring.
08/24/09 - Well, finally !!! After much delay and a little procrastination,
we have added a new and wonderful set of tunes from the
master, Walter Craft. The set includes songs from each of Walter's
four CD's, as well as several recordings of live performances. Enjoy!
- Winder "Cappy" Lyons has finished his new CD, If Ever
I Cease To Love. Winder will be appearing in New Orleans at the
1st Annual NOLA Veggie Fest
on May 17th. His website, www.windersight.com,
is now fully functional. There is good info there about his CD and
his advocacy for the effort to save the southern Louisiana wetlands.
Be sure to check it out.
is with heavy heart and deep sadness that we learn of the passing
of our dear friend, Robert Greene, at his home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Leather was an immense presence
before the Wrong Place stripes. His intellect and humor, poet's soul,
and loving heart touched the lives of many, many people. His loyalty
was lifelong, his friendship constant.