It’s been almost one year since the passing of Bay Area singer, songwriter and performer Willow Wray. Diagnosed with cancer in 2013, the beloved member of the vocal trio Nicholas, Glover & Wray was able to spend her final months recording and producing an album of original music, Seeds of Love, with the help of a generous community of musicians and friends before her death on May 31, 2014.
Many of the musicians who played on Seeds of Love are gathering for a musical celebration of Wray’s life on Sunday,
March 22, in Mill Valley. Wray’s band mates Julie Nicholas and Sheilah Glover will perform, as will singer Terry Garthwaite, whose ’70s group the Joy of Cooking featured Wray as a backup singer.
Guitarist John Hoy, drummer Barbara Borden, pianist Giovanna Imbesi and other Bay Area musicians also take the stage to perform Wray’s own songs and old favorites. In addition, a visual tribute will be shown onscreen, as well as a collection of show posters and artifacts from Wray’s life in song.
A Celebration of Willow Wray takes place on Sunday, March 22, at 142 Throckmorton Theatre, 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 3pm. $20–$35. 415.383.9600.