I’ll Tell You a Story – New Orleans Musician Paul Sanchez


A New Orleans Storyteller

In this episode, Mark talks with New Orleans musician Paul Sanchez. Listen in as Paul talks about writing his first song at age six, growing up in a family of 11 children and playing street ball in the Irish Channel.

Paul takes us on a journey through time and New Orleans, weaving stories throughout the discussion.  Learn about the worst band name ever and how Paul made a music video with Steven Soderbergh!


The Sequel

Paul Sanchez released his first solo album, Jet Black and Jealous in 1992. In 2016 he released the sequel; Heart Renovations. Mark and Paul discuss the similarities and differences and why it took so long!

In the years between, Paul was a founding member of the rock band Cowboy Mouth and an actor on the HBO Series Tremè.  He was a writer, producer and performer in the musical adaptation of Dan Baum’s book Nine Lives, and a collaborator with the likes of John Bouttè, John Rankin, Alex McMurray and just about every musician in the Crescent City.

By the end of the discussion, you’ll be a fan of New Orleans’ best songwriter.  If you already know and love Paul’s music, you’ll learn some of the history and the stories from a New Orleans original.  Ever wondered about the story behind Nasty Evil Clown or Meet Me at the Foot of Canal Street?

All this and more on episode #23 of Beyond Bourbon Street!



You can find Paul at http://paulsanchez.com

The best place to learn about upcoming shows or to connect with Paul is over on Facebook

To purchase Paul’s music, including Heart Renovations, head on over to iTunes.  If you want to purchase an actual CD, your best bet is Louisiana Music Factory or Amazon.


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