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Offbeat Magazine One More Trip Around the Sun

Offbeat magazine review

Paul Sanchez, One More Trip Around The Sun (Independent)

Jun 27, 2018
Offbeat Magazine by John Swenson

Paul Sanchez keeps turning out classic albums like its 1966. Sanchez may be the perfect example of how New Orleans musicians have dealt with the collapse of the music industry. No corporate label would let a musician put out records with the frequency Sanchez does—there is not enough time to promote one effectively before the next one is released. But if you crowdsource funding, as Sanchez has done with the fan-operated Threadhead Records, or finance the record yourself as Sanchez has done here, you can release them as fast as you write ’em.

One More Trip Around the Sun has only one song Sanchez wrote by himself: “Live Like Laura,” an exultant tribute to a friend who lived a spectacular life before dying at age 28. The rest are co-writes—some recorded with producer Mark Bingham at the Living Room in New Orleans and at Bingham’s Henderson reconfiguration of Piety Street Studio. It’s a full-out rock album with a hard-edged Louisiana band of Alex McMurray on guitar, Ray Ganacheau on bass and Carlo Nuccio on drums; and a brighter, pop rock LA band with Sanchez’s old friend and co-writer Vance DeGeneres on bass and guitar.