Live Review: Paul Thorn @ The Birchmere — 8/12/21

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Paul Thorn performs live. (Photo courtesy the artist)

When Paul Thorn plays The Birchmere, it’s always a party and a celebration.

Even in these times, when he couldn’t, as per his usual practice, wade into the crowd at the end of show to shake hands and give hugs, it’s still an evening of joy and uplift. The Renaissance man from Tupelo, Mississippi — Paul is a former pro middleweight fighter who once fought world champ Roberto Duran, and, in addition to his music, he’s a visual artist — is all heart, except where’s he also pure rock and grooving soul.

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Live Review: Paul Thorn @ The Birchmere — 5/31/19

Paul Thorn (courtesy Blind Ambition Management)
Paul Thorn (Photo courtesy Blind Ambition Management)

Paul Thorn plays a mix of roots rock, R&B, and gospel, black and white, all with a hint of his native Tupelo country twang. That’s an accurate description, but it does not convey of who Paul Thorn is. He shared some insights into the question during his performance at The Birchmere recently.

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