Paul Thorn – Night 2 w/Hoppie Vaughan at the Harvester Performance Center
450 Franklin Street
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Paul Thorn returns to the source with Don’t Let The Devil Ride”This is the culmination of my whole life in music, coming back to my gospel roots,” says Paul Thorn about his newest album, Don’t Let the Devil Ride. “My message on this record is ‘let’s get together’ – I want to help lighten your load and make you smile.”
“In the past, I’ve told stories that were mostly inspired by my own life,” the former prizefighter and son of a preacher man offers. “This time, I’ve written 10 songs that express more universal truths, and I’ve done it with a purpose: to make people feel good.”
Thorn’s trademark humor is abundant throughout the album. I Backslide On Friday a warm-spirited poke at personal foibles. “I promised myself not to write about me, but I did on ‘Backslide,’ ” Thorn relates. The chipper pop tune is a confession about procrastination, sweetened by Bill Hinds’ slide guitar and Thorn’s gently arching melody
Rhythm and blue-eyed soul performer, Hoppie Vaughan has been igniting and expanding the live music scene in Roanoke, Virginia since 1996. As a full-time singer, songwriter, guitar player, bass player, and entertainer, Hoppie and his impressive group, the Ministers of Soul are the house band on Wednesday nights from 8-11 p.m.
For tickets and more information visit: harvester-music.com or 540-GUITARS (484-8277).