Festivals & Events:
Mountain Village Sunset Concert Series: Paul Thorn
Wednesday, August 3 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM: Paul Thorn
Blues / Country / Rock singer from Tupelo, Mississippi. Before his professional music career began, he was briefly a professional boxer, having fought a nationally-televised fight against former world champion Roberto Durán. After a few years of working in a local furniture factory and playing in local clubs, he was discovered by music professional Miles Copeland (brother of The Police drummer Stewart Copeland), was signed to a recording contract with A&M Records and recorded his first album, Hammer & Nail in 1997, followed by seven more albums. In early 2008, he enjoyed national TV performance appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live! His latest album Pimps and Preachers, debuted at #83 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was released on June 22, 2010.