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Paul Thorn

 

Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 1, 2020 | Doors: 7:00pm Show: 8:00pm
Event Details

Tupelo, Mississippi's Paul Thorn was a prizefighter and skydiver before becoming a rootsy singer/songwriter. As a boxer Thorn once fought against Roberto Duran, and as a musician he has toured and collaborated with Sting, Paul Carrack, Joe Diffie, Tanya Tucker, Ronnie Milsap, and Carole King, to name a scant few.

Thorn is the son of a Pentecostal preacher; gospel music was in his blood from birth and has remained a lifelong passion. Music wasn't his first choice as a profession, however; boxing was. He fought professionally in the 1980s. After retiring, he embraced music, but continued to pay the rent with a day job -- until music entrepreneur and manager Miles Copeland heard him play a show in a Tupelo pizzeria. Copeland signed him to A&M. His debut album, Hammer and Nail, was issued in 1997. Thorn moved to Copeland's Ark 21 for 1999's Ain’t Love Strange.

Thorn released a strong album of originals, Too Blessed to Be Stressed, in 2014. He returned in 2017 with Don't Let the Devil Ride, a collection of covers of gospel blues songs recorded at legendary soul studios across the South.

Stay at the TRYP Hotel by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville!
We are about 1.2 miles from the event
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Our Offerings Include:
  • Number of upscale packages
  • Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access
  • 2 Restaurants & a Coffee Bar
  • Premium Bedding
  • Valet Parking
  • Fitness Center
  • 100% Non-Smoking
  • Pet Friendly

About the TRYP Hotel by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville

Set in the historic Washington Education Center building at the base of the 40th Street Bridge, TRYP Pittsburgh | Lawrenceville is a boutique hotel located the center of what TIME and Money Magazines named “The Coolest Neighborhood in America.” Steeped in neighborhood history and adorned with local art, the 108-room hotel is home to two restaurants, Over Eden & Brick Shop, a coffee bar and spectacular rooftop city and neighborhood views, and two distinct event spaces for celebrations and events. TRYP Pittsburgh | Lawrenceville is a local gathering place and a hidden gem destination just 3 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh, 30 minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport, in the heart of one of the City's most celebrated art, dining, and shopping districts.
 

Call (412) 687-8797 today or
Book Your Reservations Now!
Subject to availability - restrictions apply