Remembering the Life and Legacy of Mario "Yoggi" Stewart in Music at the Blue Worm

437 Cowboy Neal438 Three Drummers439 Musicians Jam440 Musicians Jam441 Musicians Jam442 Musicians Jam443 Musicians Jam444 Musicians Jam445 Musicians Jam446 Musicians Jam447 Cowboy Neal448 Musicians Jam449 Musicians Jam450 Musicians Jam451 Danny Peterson452 Musicians Jam453 Musicians Jam454 Three Drummers455 Musicians Jam456 Tony Gentry463 Musicians Jam464 Musicians Jam465 Musicians Jam466 Musicians Jam467 Musicians Jam468 Musicians Jam469 Musicians Jam470 Musicians Jam471 Musicians Jam472 Danny Peterson473 Danny Peterson474 Musicians Jam475 Musicians Jam476 Musicians Jam477 Musicians Jam478 Musicians Jam479 Musicians Jam480 The Blue Worm481 Cowboy Neal482 The Blue Worm
Memphis musicians were shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of a young drummer, Mario “Yoggi” Stewart, but on September 10, a number of musicians and relatives came together to honor his memory in the most appropriate way possible, with music and song. The setting was the Blue Worm AKA The Blues Night Club, a neighborhood fixture on the backside of the Lamar/Airways Shopping Center in Orange Mound. The band was anchored by three drummers playing three sets on stage, with “Cowboy” Neal on guitar and my homeboy Danny Peterson on bass. I had intended to observe, enjoy and film, but I got called to the stage to play keyboards. Other guest musicians and singers included Tony Gentry, Deij’rah Terrell, Gerod Rayborn and Terry Wright. The night closed with a drummers’ shout shed in memory of Yoggi, and Cowboy thanking all of those who came out. It was a great night of Memphis music, with nothing but love and respect between the musicians.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfG9vBidEsQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEOaBncVqx8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7syyHKDzwg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZkf4EEof7M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWCxPvQYrDw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erol6IV_JuE

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.