Shufordville Cemetery in Lyon, MS
Wrencher later settled in Chicago and became a fixture at the Maxwell Street Market. In 1964, he appeared in a documentary about the music of Maxwell Street called And This Is Free. Several recordings from the film were later issued on a three-CD set, And This Is Maxwell Street. He also recorded for Testament Records, backing up a Delta contemporary who billed himself as Robert Nighthawk (Lee McCollum). Wrencher was part of the Chicago String Band.
In one interview, Wrencher explained how he lost his arm:
in a car wreck in a little town called Mound Bayou Miss. I was visiting my mother. I drove 700 miles from Chicago. I was okay but on the return, I fell asleep at the wheel. I was playing again the next day though. I never gave up. It cut my arm clean off and left it on the highway. Then I walked 2.5 miles to a girlfriend and picked up my arm and brought it on to Clarksdale. When the ambulance men come with stretchers, I was in bed smoking, so I drove back in front with the guys. I was in a hospital for three days only. For a while, I still had pain at night. As you know, fever rises at night and that’s how it was.