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Paul Thorn (Vintage)

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The Witty And Down Home Charm Of Mississippi Songwriter Paul Thorn


It's time for a Vintage Cafe today and we go back to 2008 for a session with a charming and witty songwriter from Mississippi, Paul Thorn. Thorn grew up in a Pentecostal home in Tupelo and in his twenties had a career as a boxer - the high point was going 6 rounds against Roberto Duran. All this was before he released his first album in 1997. Today's session was around the time of the release of his disc A Long Way From Tupelo.

Setlist:
EVERYBODY WISHES
I'M STILL HERE
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO LIFT SOMEODY UP

Recent Release: Too Blessed To Be Stressed
Release Date: August 19, 2014
Studio: Perpetual Obscurity


Holiday Programming

Holiday Programming
The holidays are upon us, and here at WXPN, we’ll bring you musical reflections on the season between now and January 1st. Check out our complete holiday on-air schedule.

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