I got an e-mail over the weekend from my good friends Paul Thorn & Billy Maddox and I’m pretty excited. I really love that I have had the fortunate opportunity to be in a business that affords me many experiences and relationships. Although I don’t get to see Paul & Billy as much as I would like to they are always in my heart. If you don’t know who Paul Thorn is than you are missing out on some of the best music that will ever pass through those little holes in your head called ears. Paul has a brand new CD called “A Long Way from Tupelo” which can be seen and heard on YouTube.com
The great news that I heard is that “A Long Way from Tupelo” is getting rave reviews and Paul and his band will be on Conan O’Brien, Wednesday night, March 19th, 2008. Here is just some of what people are saying about Paul Thorn and his new CD:
Southern raconteur’s ‘A Long Way From Tupelo’ debuts at #7 on the Heatseekers, cracks Top 200
Southern raconteur Paul Thorn’s latest album ‘A Long Way From Tupelo’ (Perpetual Obscurity) is his first album to crack the Billboard charts. It debuts at #7 on the Heatseeker chart, #28 on the Independent albums chart, and broke into the Billboard top 200 albums chart at #192. Thorn will take this success to Late Night with Conan O’Brien on March 19.
The chart debut comes on the heels of high praise for ‘A Long Way From Tupelo.’ Here’s what we’ve been hearing
“The real deal comes along infrequently these days, but Paul Thorn qualifies…he is Springsteen from Mississippi, Bob Seger singing with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kris Kristofferson backed by the Stones…word of a record this good will spread.” – Joel Selvin (San Francisco Chronicle)
“Invokes an Everyman stance, a gruff, hard-bitten defiance that alternately staggers and struts. “Everybody Wishes” suggests a countrified Bruce Springsteen in its anthemic ring” – Lee Zimmerman (Performing Songwriter).
If you have a chance watch Conan O’Brien Wednesday and check out PaulThorn.com to see when he will be in your area because there is nothing better than seeing Paul live.