October 6 has been declared “Tim Green Day” in New Orleans. This marks the third year the city has acknowledged the life and legacy of Green, the late musician, educator and radio enthusiast who passed away in 2014.
Led by Councilperson Jason Williams, the City of New Orleans opted to make Tim Green Day coincide with the day WRBH, a radio station for sight-impaired listeners which Green worked tirelessly to support, will name its building after him.
In 2017, Don Paul penned a tribute to Green, writing of his late friend “His contributions to music in New Orleans and around the world are multi-fold…Tim soon began to work with legendary musicians in the “Northernmost port of the Caribbean”: Walter Wolfman Washington and his Mighty Men, Irma Thomas, Johnny Vidacovich, James Singleton, Cyril Neville, the Neville Brothers…He performed with the tabla-player Badal Roy—while also serving as General Manager of WWOZ. He toured with Peter Gabriel, bringing a peak to the singer’s 1994 Woodstock Anniversary show with his solos and accompaniment—while also serving as General Manager for WRBH, New Orleans’ radio-station for the blind and print-handicapped, and raising funds for WRBH’s new building.”
For a treasure trove of information about the work Tim Green did, and to read stories about him written by those who loved him and worked alongside him, click here.