Paul Sanchez, New Orleans Songwriter
Paul Sanchez is the best songwriter in New Orleans. He’s been writing songs and telling stories since he was six years old. Join us as we talk about New Orleans, music and storytelling.
Learn about the earliest days of Paul’s former band Cowboy Mouth, his connection to Steven Soderbergh, and who has the best singing voice in New Orleans.
This interview first aired in October 2016. My interview skills have improved since then, but listening to this one today made me smile. I hope it brings joy to you as well.
Give it a listen then check out Paul’s music online. His first solo release was Jet, Black and Jealous (1992). It’s still one of my favorite albums by any singer songwriter.
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Thanks to Paul Sanchez for being a guest on the podcast. I could listen to his stories for days. Luckily, we all can through his music.
Thanks also to Joel Sharpton from Pro Podcasting Services for being the intro voice of the Beyond Bourbon Street podcast.
If you would like to listen to Paul’s music, and/or purchase a CD or an album (yes!), here are several sources.
- Louisiana Music Factory: shop online or visit Louisiana Music Factory in person on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans.
- Online: Find Paul’s music on iTunes or Amazon Music. Much of his work is also available at PaulSanchez.com.
- Threadhead Cultural Foundation – the Threadheads have funded the work of more than 100 artists since they began.
Here’s a link to a recent print interview with Paul in Offbeat Magazine by John Swenson. In it, Paul talks about his recent health challenges, his career in music, and a discovery about his family’s history.
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