New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Shore Fire Media) - As he likes to say, Paul Thorn is "the second most famous musician from Tupelo, Mississippi" (with the first, of course, being Elvis Presley). Thorn's new 'Pimps and Preachers' album, out on Perpetual Obscurity Records June 22, includes many stories about characters in his hometown. He will headline the second night of Tupelo's annual Elvis Festival June 5th.
Like Presley, Thorn grew up in a Pentecostal church, but Paul's father was actually the preacher. Thorn's uncle was a former pimp, and Paul's relationship with the two of them gave rise to the title track on the new album. Thorn himself was a blue-collar worker before he became a full-time musician, and is a powerful performer who The San Francisco Chronicle calls "Springsteen from Mississippi." Thorn is also a master storyteller who, on record and on stage, weaves the pimps, preachers and characters of his adventurous life into a compelling series of tales with the directness of Elvis in his '68 comeback special.
Hear how he does that live on "Pimps and Preachers":
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