Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tonight at The Barns: Paul Thorn
Playing tonight at The Barns is bluesy rocker Paul Thorn.
Before Paul Thorn discovered his true calling as a powerfully earnest musician with gritty, soulful pipes, the Tupelo, Mississippi native was a professional boxer. In the 1980s he had a televised match with famed middleweight Roberto Duran.
As the son of a Pentecostal preacher, gospel has strongly influenced Thorn’s sound, and the dichotomy of the sacred and the profane is regularly explored through his songwriting. This is especially evident on the 2010 album Pimps and Preachers, which reached No. 12 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart and broke into the Billboard 200.
A man of many talents, Thorn designs all his own vibrant album art work and started his own label, Perpetual Obscurity Records.
In 2012 Thorn released the album What the Hell is Goin’ On?, which contains covers of songs by his favorite artists including Allen Toussaint, Lindsey Buckingham, and Ray Wylie Hubbard.
“Like Paul Thorn’s original works, gospel, rock, blues, soul, and Americana all blend seamlessly on What the Hell is Goin’ On? and Paul Thorn sounds like he’s having the time of his life paying tribute to his heroes both past and present.”—Examiner.com
Don't miss Paul Thorn at The Barns tonight, Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 8 pm.