Communication and Media

New film by UNI professor explores life and work of local musician

Posted on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

A new documentary film by UNI Associate Professor of Digital Media Francesca Soans explores Waterloo’s rich cultural history through the life and works of local blues musician Etheleen Morehead Wright. 

“Getting That Note Out,” which has a virtual sneak preview screening from UNI’s Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center this week, explores Wright’s life as a Waterloo native and musician. Wright learned to play guitar by watching her grandfather. She went on to perform in several bands, including The Mixers and Louis and the Blues Reviewers. Wright has traveled as far as Washington, D.C. for performances, but her story is one tied to Waterloo history.