Paul Sanchez & Minimum Rage

Paul Sanchez was a founding member of the rock band Cowboy Mouth, with whom he recorded 11 albums and toured with for 14 years.
He is also known for his role in the HBO series TREME where he played himself; and as the creative force behind the musical NINE LIVES, a musical adaptation of the New York Times Best Seller. NINE LIVES follows the lives of nine people in New Orleans from 1965 (the year Hurricane Betsy ravaged the city) through 2005 (the year of Hurricane Katrina) and beyond.
Paul Sanchez transforms audiences with his unique blend of music and storytelling at once powerful, sad, humorous, entertaining, and hopeful.
Like many New Orleanians, Paul was tremendously impacted by Hurricane Katrina, having lost his home. Sanchez, like many, struggled to find a new identity in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the flood. After much soul-searching, he left Cowboy Mouth to go solo.
Paul Sanchez began writing songs and playing his first professional shows in the French Quarter before he turned sixteen. By the 1980’s, Paul was an established part of the New Orleans rock scene, playing in The Backbeats along with Vance DeGeneres, another native New Orleanian.
He lived in New York City in the late 80’s and was part of the now legendary Anti-Folk scene in the East Village. In January of this year Off Beat Magazine awarded Paul Songwriter of the Year 2014, he won three Best of The Beat Awards n 2010 : Songwriter of The Year, Best Song of The Year, Best Folk/Rock Album for Stew Called New Orleans, his duet record with friend and collaborator John Boutte.
In April of 2010 Gambit Weekly awarded him Best Roots Rock Performer at The Big Easy Awards. He won his first Big Easy Award as Best Energing Artist in 1993.
Primarily a songwriter Sanchez has written songs for Darius Rucker of Hootie and The Blowfish, had a song in the country charts recorded by The Eli Young Band, and Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans.
Paul resides in the Treme neighborhood, where he sings and breathes everything New Orleans.
Paul Sanchez was a founding member of the rock band Cowboy Mouth, with whom he recorded 11 albums and toured with for 14 years. He is also known for his role in the HBO series TREME where he played himself; and as the creative force behind the musical NINE LIVES, a musical adaptation of the New York Times Best Seller. NINE LIVES follows the lives of nine people in New Orleans from 1965 (the year Hurricane Betsy ravaged the city) through 2005 (the year of Hurricane Katrina) and beyond.

Paul Sanchez transforms audiences with his unique blend of music and storytelling at once powerful, sad, humorous, entertaining, and hopeful.
Like many New Orleanians, Paul was tremendously impacted by Hurricane Katrina, having lost his home. Sanchez, like many, struggled to find a new identity in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the flood. After much soul-searching, he left Cowboy Mouth to go solo.

Paul Sanchez began writing songs and playing his first professional shows in the French Quarter before he turned sixteen. By the 1980’s, Paul was an established part of the New Orleans rock scene, playing in The Backbeats along with Vance DeGeneres, another native New Orleanian. He lived in New York City in the late 80’s and was part of the now legendary Anti-Folk scene in the East Village. In January of this year Off Beat Magazine awarded Paul Songwriter of the Year 2014, he won three Best of The Beat Awards n 2010 : Songwriter of The Year, Best Song of The Year, Best Folk/Rock Album for Stew Called New Orleans, his duet record with friend and collaborator John Boutte. In April of 2010 Gambit Weekly awarded him Best Roots Rock Performer at The Big Easy Awards. He won his first Big Easy Award as Best Energing Artist in 1993. Primarily a songwriter Sanchez has written songs for Darius Rucker of Hootie and The Blowfish, had a song in the country charts recorded by The Eli Young Band, and Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans. Paul resides in the Treme neighborhood, where he sings and breathes everything New Orleans.

Sanchez is backed by the all female band Minimum Rage:

Sonia Tetlow is a New Orleans songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Tetlow has released four critically acclaimed independent albums, she plays banjo in the alterna-grass Atlanta based group Roxie Watson. Tetlow played bass guitar in the rock band Cowboy Mouth from 2004-2007.
Mary Lasseigne, originally from Thibodaux, La., has been playing in and around New Orleans since 1987. She has played in a number of bands, including the much beloved Isaacs Guns. Since 2001, she has also played bass with Cowboy Mouth, Kim Carson, Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show and tours as bassist for the world-renowned Cowsills.

Lynn Drury has been performing, in one arena or another, her entire life. At the age of five she won a 4-H state competition in Mississippi rodeos. She picked up the guitar at 26, went at it like a pro, and she’s never stopped working. Drury has released five CDs, as well being named Best Emerging Singer/Songwriter by OffBeat Magazine in 2003.

Linda Bolley, (drums), plays with Roxie Watson, a five-piece string band from Atlanta, Georgia that blends gorgeous vocal harmonies and stellar songs that will just as soon make you laugh as shed a tear. Georgia Magazine describes, “When you have a group of women who are natural story-tellers, who sooth their aggressive musical chops with beautiful harmonies, temper their rock-n-roll sensibilities with an understanding of Appalachian tradition, and come off as a little bit Keith Richards, a little bit Bill Monroe, you get Roxie Watson.”

Jamie Vessels, originally from Raleigh, NC, exploded onto the New Orleans music scene in late 2012. She began her career by jumping feet-first into the studio to record an album with world-class musicians like Shane Theriot and Doug Belotte. Supported all the while by CSB/ROXY MUSIC, an organization dedicated to helping independent artists, Jamie has made New Orleans her new home, playing a refreshing and intoxicating mix of blues, rock, and Americana folk.