New Orleans Paul Sanchez set for two Derry shows

The Singer-songwriter is on a UK and Irish tour promoting his latest album

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Renowned New Orleans singer-songwriter Paul Sanchez is due in town at the end of the month as part of his UK and Irish tour promoting his latest album ‘Heart Renovations’.

Despite the multiple albums Paul has recorded in between, he calls it a 'sequel' to his 1992 debut ‘Jet Black and Jealous’, while some tracks on the new album were written during his visit to Ireland in 2015.

Founding member of  the New Orleans rock band Cowboy Mouth, Paul left the band in 2006 following 11 album releases to go solo. Like a lot of New Orleanians, Paul was directly affected by  Hurricane Katrina and the resulting flood which robbed him of his house and all his possessions including all the masters of his music. He was actually on tour when Katrina hit and wrote a post-Katrina tribute, “Home”, which was featured in the Starz documentary New Orleans Music in Exile.

Primarily a songwriter, Paul has written songs for Darius Rucker of Hootie and The Blowfish, had a song in the country charts which was recorded by The Eli Young Band, and a song covered by Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans.

Still residing in New Orleans today, Paul will be bringing the sound of The Big Easy to the Derry for two local gigs , Bennigan's on the 31st January and Sandino's on the 1st February. Pop along and hear this engaging personality, prolific songwriter and wonderful storyteller.

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