Paul Sanchez and Clint Alphin
Fans may know native New Orleanian Paul Sanchez as a founding member of the rock band Cowboy Mouth, with whom he has 11 albums; for his role in the HBO series TREME where he played himself; or as the creative force behind the musical NINE LIVES, a musical adaptation of the best-selling novel by Dan Baum. 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. I lost my home, my possessions, community and, eventually, my job after the flood. I was changed, am changed as a person and it couldn't help but change my music", confesses Sanchez, who like many struggled to find a new identity after Hurricane Katrina. 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 1980s, 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 that same year Gambit Weekly awarded him Best Roots Rock Performer at The Big Easy Awards.
Primarily a songwriter Sanchez 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. Paul resides in the Treme neighborhood, where he sings and breathes everything New Orleans.
Folk, Bluegrass, and Country music fill the hearts of every local in the southern states. With, its rich acoustic instrumentation and rich vocal harmonies, the music is honest, pure and natural. This tradition is what laid the foundation for Clint Alphin's music and words to reach and move audiences around the US and the world.
Hailing from North Carolina, Clint has drawn inspiration from his home states heroes. There is so much great music that has come out of North Carolina, Alphin says. James Taylor is perhaps my biggest influence; his phrasing and harmonic melodies are what have inspired me to first write songs.
Clint moved to Nashville, TN in 2003 and has released an EP and three full-length studio albums since then. His latest, "Postmodern Man," was released in 2015. It was produced by Neilson Hubbard.
Telluride Troubadour Winner - 2017
Fresh Grass Festival Singer-Songwriter Award Finalist -2018
Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase - 2018
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist - 2017
Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Honorable Mention - 2017
Kerrville New Folk Finalist - 2015, 2018
Telluride Troubadour Finalist - 2013, 2015
Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Finalist - 2014
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