Welcome back for another edition of "Yeah, You Right!" where we play 20 Questions with some of our favorite musicians.
Shamarr Allen has become a household name in New Orleans, not just for his fiery trumpet playing, down-home vocals, or even his pigskin-centric version of "When the Saints Go Marching In". It's his refusal to be pigeonholed into a single style, bridging hip-hop, jazz, funk, rock, and even country!
Whether he's playing a festival with his band, the Underdawgs, playing shows with Galactic, or touring with the great Willie Nelson, Shamarr is a class act committed to diversity of sound.
Look out for Shamarr's upcoming project with singer-songwriter Paul Sanchez this fall on Threadhead Records!
Q: Crystal or Louisiana Hot Sauce?
Q: Zapp's or Tater Tots?
Q: Mint Julep or Hurricane?
A: I don't drink.
Q: Beach or pool?
A: [Grinning sheepishly] I can't swim.
Q: Concert hall or nightclub?
A: Concert hall.
Q: Congo Square Stage or Acura Stage?
Q: iTunes or Louisiana Music Factory?
A: Louisiana Music Factory.
Q: Wynton Marsalis or Lil' Wayne?
A: Weezie baby!
Q: Aretha or Mahalia?
A: [Thoughtful pause] Aretha Jackson!
Q: Samuel L. Jackson or Will Smith?
A: Will Smith.
Q: Lost or the Food Network?
A: I stay away from TV.
Q: The Daily Show or CNN?
Q: Facebook or MySpace?
Q: TV or radio?
Q: Books or magazines?
A: Depends. On airplanes, magazines. But at home, it's books.
Q: SUV or Prius?
A: Monte Carlo!
Q: 1970s or 80s?
Q: NBA or NFL?
Q: The Godfather or the Godfather of Soul?
A: The Godfather of Soul.
Q: French Quarter or Uptown?