Paul Thorn – Love Train

Labels: Perpetual Obscurity Records / Thirty Tigers
Number of Tracks: 1
Total Time: 4:27
Formats: Triple A, AAA, Non-Commercial, NPR
Available Date & Time: February 9, 2018 10:00 AM ET
Country: USA

Paul Thorn
"Love Train"
(radio edit)

Impacting Now

From his new album Don’t Let The Devil Ride

Available March 23

"This is the culmination of my whole life in music, coming back to my roots. My message on this album is ‘let’s get together’ – I want to help lighten your load and make you smile!"
– Paul Thorn

After a dozen roots-rock records, Paul Thorn reclaims his past by celebrating the first music he was ever exposed to. Don’t Let The Devil Ride combines strong influences stemming from Paul’s life experiences and his earliest musical influence: gospel.

Don’t Let the Devil Ride collects songs originally cut by black southern gospel groups, and features guests including the Blind Boys of Alabama, The McCrary Sisters, Bonnie Bishop and the Preservation Hall Horns. The album was recorded at two of the most iconic studios in America; at Sam Phillips Recording, and Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, where Thorn worked as a songwriter for legendary producer Rick Hall early on in his career. The new record marks Thorn’s first time recording gospel music and his creation of a body of strikingly original songs that address the foibles of human relationships without necessarily favoring the sacred over the profane.

"Thorn excels as a musical storyteller, delivering swampy, rollicking southern tall tales and character sketches in a drawl like John Hiatt run through a rock tumbler." – Nashville Scene

"The real deal comes along infrequently these days but Paul Thorn qualifies…he is Springsteen from Mississippi, Bob Seger singing Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kris Kristofferson backed by the Stones…" – San Francisco Chronicle

Tour Dates:

2/24: Jackson, MS – Duling Hall %

3/16: Houston, TX – The Heights Theater %

3/17: Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater %

3/22: St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall %

3/23: Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater %

3/24: Berwyn, IL – Fitzgerald’s %

3/30: Savannah, GA – Lucas Theatre for the Arts *

3/31: Athens, GA – The Foundry %

4/6: Memphis, TN – Railgarten%

4/07: Franklin, TN – Franklin Theatre %

4/08: Knoxville, TN – Rhythm n’ Blooms Festival ^

4/13: Baton Rouge, LA – LSU Water Campus %

4/14: Birmingham, AL – Lyric Theatre %

4/27: Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse !

4/28: Greenville, SC – Peace Center for the Performing Arts !

4/29: Wilkesboro, NC – MerleFest !

5/5: Meridian, MS – MAAEX %

5/9, 10: Key West, FL – Key West Songwriting Festival #

5/11: Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre %

5/17: Green Bay, WI – Riverside Ballroom %

5/18: Green Lake, WI – Thrasher Opera House %

5/19: Green Lake, WI – Thrasher Opera House %

5/20: Galesburg, IL – Fat Fish Pub %

5/31: Millville, NJ – Levoy Theatre %

6/3: Nelsonville, OH – Nelsonville Music Festival *

6/5: Chicago, IL – Lagunitas Brewing Company *

6/7: Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark %

6/8: Madison, WI – RiverRoots Music & Folk Arts Fest %

7/6: Kelly, WY – Teton Valley Ranch %

7/12: Reno, NV – Robert Z Hawkins Amphitheatre *

7/13: Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre *

7/15: Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up %

7/19: Morro Bay, CA – The Siren %

7/20: Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre %

7/21: Nicasio, CA – Rancho Nicasio %

7/22: Nicasio, CA – Rancho Nicasio %

8/3: Sioux Falls, SD – 8th & Railroad Center *

# – Paul Thorn Solo Acoustic

% – The Paul Thorn Band

* – Mission Temple Fireworks Revival w/ The Blind Boys of Alabama

^ – Missions Temple Fireworks Revival w/ The McCrary Sisters

! – Missions Temple Fireworks Revival w/ The McCrary Sisters & The Blind Boys of Alabama

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