Patrinell and Dave Matthews in New Orleans

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Today is the 13th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on the Gulf Coast. Distressed by the plight of the victims, Patrinell Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir launched a relief effort which brought them to New Orleans in 2006 to help rebuild homes damaged by the hurricane. In 2017, Pastor Pat returned to New Orleans to visit the homes being rebuilt by Shirts Across America, a Seattle organization founded by Randy Novak who was inspired by the choir’s humanitarian relief efforts. We ran into singer/songwriter Dave Matthews, who was volunteering at the site. Patrinell Wright and Total Experience Gospel Choir are featured artists on Dave Matthews’ CD entitled “Same Devil” on the song “Save Me”. Her latest credit is on the soundtrack of the movie Because of Winn-Dixie on the song “Glory, Glory”.

Andrew Elizaga
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