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Paul Thorn Gets Personal With New Album

Paul Thorn New Release

Paul Thorn – Photo: LTTL

Paul Thorn

New Release ‘Never Too Late To Call’

Out August 6, 2021

Mississippi-native songwriter, singer and guitarist Paul Thorn commands a powerful and positive presence, transmitting up-tempo vibes when he performs and through his impressive catalogue of songs.

He’s the son of a preacher and nephew of a once-pimp, a former professional boxer with a winning record, an accomplished painter, and even a seasoned skydiver. Thorn’s new album Never Too Late To Call (available on August 6th via Thirty Tigers) is inspired by some serious circumstances and themes behind the new songs contained therein.

Never Too Late To Call was recorded at Sam Phillips Studio in Memphis and produced and engineered by Grammy-winning wunderkind Matt Ross-Spang (if you go searching album liner notes, you’ll see his name more often than you might think) and includes eleven new songs that reportedly range from groovy, grateful anthems and a duet with Thorn’s wife about the road bumps of marriage to moonshine metaphors and James Brown TV appearances.


The first taste of music from Never Too Late To Call, the title track is now out. It’s about Thorn’s late sister Deborah and her twin sister Charlotte.

“Charlotte is a devout Christian and firmly believes that they’ll be reunited in a better place and will never be apart again” says Thorn, who says the song also has a broader meaning: “Anyone that has someone they love knows it’s a joy and privilege”. “This song is about having somebody.” 


The album opens with a song called “Two Tears Of Joy” that finds Thorn naming all things for which he’s thankful:

“It sounds a little corny to say this but I’m a 56-year-old man who has had a really blessed life. I’m really grateful and thankful for everything I have and for the people I’ve met. “Two Tears of Joy” is another way of simply saying I’m grateful.”

Paul Thorn

A few tracks later, Thorn and his wife Heather sing a duet called “Breaking Up For Good Again.” Towards the end of Never Too Late To Call are a pair of witty and rhythmic numbers in “You Mess Around & Get A Buzz” and “Holy Hottie Toddy”.


Never Too Late To Call Tracklist:

Two Tears Of Joy

It’s Never Too Late To Call

Sapalo

Breaking Up For Good Again

What I Could Do

Here We Go

Apple Pie Moonshine

Sapphire Dream

You Mess Around & Get A Buzz

Goodbye Is The Last Word

Holy Hottie Toddy 

About Paul Thorn: 

Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music—bluesy, gospel, rocking and thoroughly steeped in the American South. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, raised among the same spirits (and some of the actual people) who nurtured the young Elvis generations before, Thorn has rambled down back roads and jumped out of airplanes, worked for years in a furniture factory, battled four-time world champion boxer Roberto Duran on national television, performed on stages with Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, Sting, and John Prine among many others, and made some of the most emotionally accessible music. He’s also appeared on major television shows, received numerous National Public Radio features and charted multiple times on the Billboard Top 100 and Americana Radio Charts.

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  1. I’ll look forward to listening to this new offering. I really enjoyed seeing Paul play live at The Local in Nashville back in Sept 2018 as part of the Americana Fest.

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    • Hey Keiran. Yes should be good. Those pictures by Jim Jacob are from that show. I remember The Local very fondly that year. As well as PT, we saw some great acts Alejandro Escovedo, Earls of Leicester, Whitehorse. Strangely the venue wasn’t used at all the next year.

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