The band has confirmed that Rachel Nagy, singer, and pianist of The Detroit Cobras, has passed away.
Guitarist Greg Cartwright wrote on her Instagram page, “We are deeply saddened and saddened by the loss of our friend and music partner Rachel Lee Nagy.
“With The Detroit Cobras, Rachel Nagy carried the torch of rock, soul, and R&B to fans around the world,” Cartwright wrote. “More than just a performer, she embodied the spirit of the music and took it to new heights with her deep and effective vocal power. I know I’m not alone when I say I was inspired by her vitality, her intensity, and her vulnerability.”
So far, no cause of death has been confirmed.
The Detroit Cobras were formed in 1994 and their debut album ‘Mink, Rat or Rapid’ was released in 1998, followed by ‘Life, Love and Living’ in 2001. Both records have classic cards from the ’60s and led the band to enter to Rough Trade. Records released their third album, ‘Baby’ in 2005.
The band released their fourth and final record, ‘Tight & True’ in 2007, but it is still being played live, with The Detroit Cobras already booked for 2022.
In 2016, Jack White’s Third Man Records re-released the first two albums of The Detroit Cobras.
Writing on Instagram, Third Man said: “Both in her voice and personality, Rachel Nagy is the perfect balance of tough villain and absolute boyfriend. From the early White Stripes show on the Magic Stick in Detroit to the 10th anniversary of Third Man in Nashville, Rachel and the Detroit Cobras have been a constant presence in our world for nearly 25 years.
The label concluded: “We will miss the sound of laughter that filled her room, her foolish honesty, and the sound of true friendship. Relax in the regime.
At the moment the cause of his death has not been revealed.