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Southern raconteur Paul Thorn and his crack band, five-time Grammy award-winning gospel icons the Blind Boys of Alabama, gospel singing quartet the McCrary Sisters, powerhouse New Orleans trombone player David L. Harris, and buzzworthy Americana singer Bonnie Bishop all performing together for a one time only event in a soulful, wide-ranging and funky musical package.The impetus for this package is Paul Thorn’s upcoming old-school gospel album. This former boxer and literal ‘son of a preacher man’ has often touched on spiritual themes in his songs (as well as penning tunes about strippers, pimps and others on the fringes of society). But he has never released a true gospel album – until the one that will come out in the fall of 2017 (just before this tour package begins). All of Paul’s recent albums have placed on Billboards Top 100 Album charts and have also had lengthy runs on the Americana Radio charts. This one should be no different – except it will also feature contributions from four other outstanding artists!
On this special show, Paul Thorn’s versatile, veteran band will provide backing for an entire night of entertainment. The five charismatic headliners will each have their moments in the spotlight and also collaborate together in a show that will have your audience up and stomping their feet. The one-of-a-kind experience will be, as Paul Thorn says, “like taking a 6-pack to church!”
Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern American, yet also speaking universal truths.