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Friday, March 14 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Paul Thorn

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Critically acclaimed Tupelo Mississippi singer/songwriter, poet, folk artist and character in general--Paul Thorn's show's are legendary for depth of song writing and the yarns that accompany them.   Truly original, absolutely American, and completely Southern.  The live sound and experience of the five piece band is best described as, going to church with a six pack and listening to the Rolling Stones. From the list of quotes among notable admirers  here's one from Kris Kristofferson: Paul Thorn may be the best kept secret in the music business.  He and writing partner Billy Maddox turn out songs like a Mississippi Leiber & Stoller that put me in mind of Harry Crews creations- absolutely Southern, absolutely original, full of heart and humor and surprises and street-wise details of trailer parks and turnip greens and love and lust that have the unmistakable ring of truth.  And he sings them with the soul and pure joy of a true artist. There are classics:  the breathtaking "Even Heroes Die,"  the sad, stunning, "Where Was I."  (when you stop loving me) among many others.  "Angel Too Soon," is either the saddest pretty song or the prettiest sad song I ever heard.  Any artist who can make you laugh and cry like that (who once went 7 rounds with Roberto Duran - one of the toughest pieces of meat on this planet) is clearly someone who's going to go the distance.  I am forever grateful to Donny Fritts for turning me on to him. Kris Kristofferson ******************************************* 
http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/63991.html

Friday March 14, 2008 9:00pm - 9:30pm
The Tap Room at Six 117 W 4th St

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