The artist The Dakota calls a Southern Gothic Songsmith returns to the Twin Cities’ premier supper club July 31. Tickets and information can be found HERE.
Paul Thorn is not your typical singer/songwriter. While not the most famous singer hailing from Tupelo, MS, he can certainly claim to writing the best songs! Sorry Elvis fans. Didn’t say bigger. Said best!
He grew up bouncing around the South attending tent revivals as a kid. That lead to a boxing career including bouts with the likes of Hands of Stone Roberto Duran. On national TV, no less. He lost. Our gain. When the boxing career ended, he focused full time on his music. What he does and what he writes about are about as far outside the nine dots as his earlier life.
What’s obvious is that Thorn loves music and he’s a master storyteller. There’s something of a southern literary tradition which chronicles those strange human creatures living among us, or up some long, lost holler. Attend one of his shows and he’ll introduce them. He may even describe himself in his signature self deprecating manner.
Walking away from a Paul Thorn revival may not leave you saved. But it will send you back into the night with a smile on your face and a new appreciation for the all the misfits in your own life. He’s one of those guys out doing his own thing and opportunities to catch what he’s up to should not be missed.