b. Sandra Wright, 1st October 1948, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.
d. 11th January 2010, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
Sandra Wright began singing at age four and continued through school and church, eventually training to be an Opera singer at Tennessee State University.
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Sandra remembers the blues and barbeque of Beale Street.
Her first cousin was Blues legend Memphis Slim.
While attending TSU, Sandra was encouraged to enter a talent contest by fellow student 'Sweet' Charles Sherrelle (James Brown's Bandleader) and won singing Rhythm and Blues.
After college Sandra hit the road with the Canned Souls and in 1974, Sandra recorded an album for Stax / Truth records, 'Wounded Woman'.
After Stax was lost to the IRS, Sandra sang at the New Modern Era club in Nashville for 17 years.
It is there that B-3 master Moe Denham found her and she joined him and future SWB drummer Lloyd Herrman in a local band called Bordello.
Sandra next joined Moe and Lloyd in Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown's band touring the U.S. and Canada.
In late 1989, she returned to Nashville and with Moe, John, Lloyd and guitarist Pete Marriott, started the Sandra Wright Band.
Sandra and the band moved to Vermont in 1992.
More recently, Sandra lived in Ludlow.
Sandra Wright suffered a blood clot and died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire in January 2010.
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Wounded Woman (Demon Records 1989)
Shake You Down (Hipshake Records 1995)