Here's a short post by Mark Folse, a New Orleans writer/blogger. It sums Coco up really well.
New Orleans musical and spiritual icon Coco Robicheaux is walking with the ancestors. One candle goes out and a thousand new are lighted in mourning and memory. Go with sage and sweet grass, go with a song and a bottle, go with a guitar in hand and bring New Orleans to the spirit land.
“I had to use my voice and hands/To make the music of the spirit land.”
– Coco Robicheaux
I saw Mr. Robicheaux at Jazz Fest several years ago & completely enjoyed his music. I was able to personally thank him, things are wonderfully casual & sincere in New Orleans. & his hair was longer than Crystal Gayle's. & he was really cool in an appearance in Treme, a post-Katrina series on HBO (y'all should really watch this show), rooster blood everywhere. Another thing that's bad is that he was only two years older than I am, makes me worry.