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The son of a Pentecostal preacher and the nephew of a pimp will grab your imagination with his bluesy rock and great storytelling.
DateOct 21, 2017 @ 8:00pm
Thorn has been pleasing crowds for years with his muscular brand of roots music - bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern, yet also speaking universal truths. Hailed as the “Mark Twain of Americana,” Paul Thorn brings his gritty, gospel-infused Southern rock straight from his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, where he grew up as the son of a Pentecostal preacher. He went on to box in more than 50 professional bouts, including one with Roberto Duran—but that’s another story. Paul’s music mixes the hard-driving boogie of the Allman Brothers with the soulful wit of John Hiatt. If you haven’t already heard him on "World Café" or "All Things Considered," you should know that his spirited songs investigate the mysteries of human nature and explore the exalted territory of love and salvation. “Give your soul to Jesus,” Paul sings, “because your lips are mine.”