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Yeah, You Right: Paul Sanchez

Paul Sanchez
Paul Sanchez

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!

Paul Sanchez is one of the most intriguing musicians in New Orleans. Never one to be categorized or stay inside the lines (as you may note from some of his answers below), he has a musical career as varied as New Orleans itself. A native of the Crescent City's Irish Channel neighborhood, he began his career here but wound up in New York City in the 80s, paritcipating in the "anti-folk" movement. Moving back to his hometown in the 90s, he formed Cowboy Mouth, which enjoyed quite a bit of success, though he left the band after 16 years to go solo. 

When Hurricane Katrina washed much of the city away, Paul began writing a lot of music around that catastrophic event. He also recently published a book, Pieces of Me, which deals with his sense of loss and rebuilding after the storm. Check Paul out on his solo gigs at places like Chickie Wah-Wah and d.b.a., as well as his gigs with his all-star band, The Rolling Road Show, at various festivals here and throughout the U.S.


Q: Crystal or Louisiana Hot Sauce?
A: Crystal

Q: Zapp’s or Tater Tots?
A: Zapp's.

Q: Mint Julep or Hurricane?
A: Mint Julep.

Q: Beach or pool?
A: Pool

Q: Concert hall or nightclub?
A: Nightclub.

Q: Congo Square Stage or Acura Stage?
A: Lagniappe Stage.

Q: iTunes or Louisiana Music Factory?
A: Louisiana Music Factory.

Q: Wynton Marsalis or Lil’ Wayne?
A: Wynton Marsalis.

Q: Aretha or Mahalia?
A: Mahalia.

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

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

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

Q: Facebook or MySpace?
A: Facebook.

Q: TV or radio?
A: Radio.

Q: Books or magazines?
A: Books.

Q: SUV or Prius?
A: Bicycle.

Q: 1970s or 80s?
A: 1980s.

Q: NBA or NFL?

Q: The Godfather or the Godfather of Soul?
A: The Godfather.

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

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