SANTA BARBARA MUSIC FOUNDATION PRESENTS Paul Thorn & Band with Bryan Titus Trio
Paul Thorn, a standout at last years Live Oak Festival, looks forward to coming back to the 805 area. His live performances are always rip-roaring fun, hand clapping, feel-good shows. You will get a special treat experiencing Paul Thorn at The Lobero and his amazing band this up close and personal.
Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern all the while speaking universal truths. Paul’s work is inspirational, sometimes eccentric but always original. Paul’s creativity and character come from being raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, among the same spirits and some of the actual folks who nurtured the young Elvis generations before. Paul has rambled down back roads, jumped out of airplanes, worked for years in a furniture factory, battled four-time world champion boxer Roberto Duran on national TV, signed with and dropped by a major label, performed on stages with Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, Sting, and John Prine just to name a few and made some of the most emotionally, fully accessible music of our time. He’s appeared on Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Paul has been showcased on NPR ona number of occasions and charted multiple times on the Billboard Top 100 and Americana Radio Charts. This year Paul is proud to release “Don’t Let the Devil Ride” which he describes as “the culmination of my whole life in music, coming back to my roots.” It marks his first time recording gospel music. Featuring guests the Blind Boys of Alabama, the McCrary Sisters, and Preservation Hall Horns. All these songs are his creation of strikingly original from the gut music. www.paulthorn.com.
Tickets on sale Monday, February 19 at 10am!
$30 - Reserved
$40 - Day of show
(Ticket prices include a $5 per ticket Lobero Facility Fee; other fees may also apply.)