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Yeah, You Right: Margie Perez

Margie Perez photo by Michal Elboim

In our "Yeah, You Right!" interview series, we toss 20 rapid-fire questions at some of the New Orleans music scene's brightest stars. Some of their answers will surprise you, so sit back and enjoy the ride!

We caught up with one of New Orleans' gutsiest and most ebullient young singers, Margie Perez. Whether she's belting out funky blues on Frenchmen Street or rubbing elbows with past and future U.S. presidents, she's always got a smile on her face and a song in her heart.


Q: Crystal or Louisiana Hot Sauce?
A: Crystal.

Q: Zapp’s or Tater Tots?
A: Zapp's.

Q: Mint Julep or Hurricane?
A: Neither. Abita Turbodog!

Q: Beach or pool?
A: Beach.

Q: Concert hall or nightclub?
A: Nightclub.

Q: Congo Square Stage or Acura Stage?
A: Congo Square. It's closer to the Strawberry Lemonade.

Q: iTunes or Louisiana Music Factory?

Q: Wynton Marsalis or Lil’ Wayne?
A: I listen to Wynton, but I'd party with Lil' Wayne.

Q: Aretha or Mahalia?
A: Mahalia.

Q: Samuel L. Jackson or Will Smith?
A: Sam!

Q: Lost or the Food Network?
A: Food Network.

Q: The Daily Show or CNN?
A: The Daily Show.

Q: Facebook or MySpace?
A: Facebook.

Q: TV or radio?

Q: Books or magazines?
A: Books.

Q: SUV or Prius?
A: A Prius with a big peace sign on the side.

Q: 1970s or 80s?
A: 70's. I love Disco, and I don't care who knows it!

Q: NBA or NFL?

Q: The Godfather or the Godfather of Soul?
A: I love me some DeNiro, but I gotta go with James Brown.

Q: French Quarter or Uptown?
A: The Quarter.

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