A Celebration of Life Walter “Wolfman” Washington

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On December 22, 2022, the city lost a New Orleans music legend Walter “Wolfman” Washington, at the age of 79.

His homegoing was filled with many celebrations of his amazing life.

In a published report it states that Washington and his band, the Roadmasters, mixed blues, R&B, funk and soul, punctuating songs with his trademark howl, the newspaper reported. In Director Michael Murphy’s 2005 New Orleans music documentary “Make It Funky!” Rolling Stones Guitarist Keith Richards bows down to Washington in tribute to his guitar style and tone, the newspaper reported.

Washington started his career backing New Orleans musical legends Irma Thomas, Lee Dorsey and Johnny Adams, who ultimately became a mentor and close friend.
Throughout his storied career he influenced many with his innovative style. He is a true legend that left his imprint on New Orleans and the world.

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