THE LIVE WIRE: Paul Thorn at Birdy’s Live

Listen, laugh, love. Paul Thorn coming to Birdy’s Live on March 28th.

If you’re looking for something to do on a Saturday night and you enjoy bluesy music with a twist of humor, Paul Thorn is your man and Birdy’s Live is your venue of choice. Thorn, who has been performing his brand of acoustic blues for nearly two decades, will hit the Birdy’s stage on March 28th at 8:00, and it’s not too late to score advance tickets at just $25! (Price goes up to $30 at the door). From the Birdy’s website:

Paul Thorn’s new album Too Blessed To Be Stressed stakes out new territory for the popular roots-rock songwriter and performer. “In the past, I’ve told stories that were mostly inspired by my own life,” the former prizefighter and literal 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.”

It’s that feel-good purpose that really sets him apart from the crowd. “That’s Life” showcases his more serious-minded side, a heartfelt ode to a life well lived and the pain in having to say goodbye, but then he can segue into something darkly comic as “I Don’t Like Half The Folks I Love” (below) with its tale of family love-hate that even James McMurtry could get behind: “Me and my former best friend had a big falling out — I caught him with my wife so I punched him in the mouth. We just can’t hang out anymore, but I still wish them luck … I don’t like half the folks I love.” It’s “Choctaw Bingo” without the meth … what more could you ask for?

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