Coco Robicheaux

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Coco RobicheauxCoco Robicheaux - Curtis John Arceneaux (October 25, 1947 November 25, 2011) better known by the name Coco Robicheaux, was an American blues musician and artist, from Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States.

He was born in Merced, California. Arceneaux took his stage name from a Louisiana legend, in which a naughty child called Coco Robicheaux, is abducted by a werewolf (Loup Garou or Rougarou). Also, the name 'Coco Robicheaux' is repeated in the song "I Walk on Guilded Splinters" from Dr. John the Night Tripper's 1968 album, Gris-Gris.

Robicheaux appeared in the episode "Hotshots", of the USA Network series Big Easy, playing a New Orleans musician named "Coco", who had sold his soul to the devil. Two of Robicheaux's songs were also featured in the episode, "Broken String" and "Spiritland". Coco Robicheaux appeared as himself in the second episode of HBO's Treme, first broadcast in the US on April 18, 2010.

Coco Robicheaux died in November 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the age of 64.

 
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