New Music From Paul Thorn and Tour Dates announced

    Paul Thorn Releases “Holy Hottie Toddy” From Upcoming Album Never Too Late To Call Out August 6th via Thirty Tigers; Hear “Never Too Late To Call,” “Two Tears Of Joy,” and “Here We Go” now; New tour dates added for east coast and mid-south

    Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music—bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern American, yet also speaking universal truths. Among those who value originality, inspiration, eccentricity and character—as well as talent that hovers somewhere on the outskirts of genius, the story of Paul Thorn is already familiar.

    The fourth single from Mississippi-renaissance-man Paul Thorn’s upcoming album Never Too Late To Call may be his most joyous to date. “Holy Hottie Toddy” takes a simple-but- groove and a resounding chorus to get a very basic, but all-too-important message across; “Love everybody.” The song’s last verse sums up the idea succinctly: “Let go of any grudges while you’re still around / You can’t say you’re sorry when you’re laying six feet in the ground / The best time is right now.”

    Thorn came up with the idea on a trip to see his daughter’s band perform in Oxford, Mississippi. “All throughout her performance, drunk boys kept yelling the words ‘Hottie Toddy,’ which is a buzz word at Ole Miss,” says Thorn. “It’s a greeting.” Thorn cooked up a catchy hook with the university’s classic catch phrase and spun it with his infectiously positive message. “The song is about being all-inclusive,” he says. “Let’s love everybody.”

    “Holy Hottie Toddy” comes on the heels of three other singles from Never Too Late To Call. “Two Tears Of Joy” is a slow-burn ode to life that finds Thorn naming all that he’s thankful for without once coming across as cheesy or overly earnest. “It sounds a little corny to say this but I’m a 56-year-old man who has had a really blessed life,” says Thorn about the inspiration behind the tune. “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.” The album’s title track was written about Thorn’s sister Deborah who passed away in 2018. “When I was on the road, I would want to talk to someone after my shows, after the members of my family were asleep,” remembers Thorn. “My sister, a night owl, would often stay up all night. I’d call her and she would say, “It’s never too late to call.” “Here We Go” is about Deborah’s twin sister, Charlotte, who she left behind when she died. “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. Like most of his songs, this one also has a broader meaning. “Anyone that has someone they love knows it’s a joy and privilege,” he says. “This song is about having somebody.”

    Thorn’s music has always been a reflection of where he’s been or where he is in his life. On Never Too Late To Call, we find mellower Paul Thorn. The wit and the—at times—humorous commentary on life’s existential questions are in evidence, but here there is a peace about his life’s journey. Or, to put it in his words, “I’ve been such a lucky boy. I’m crying two tears of joy.”

    In addition to releasing Never Too Late To Call, Thorn has announced a slew of new tour dates including stops in New York City, Chicago, and Atlanta. A list of upcoming dates can be found below and all scheduled (and rescheduled) dates and ticket information can be found at

    Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, raised among the same spirits (and some of the actual people) who nurtured the young Elvis generations before, Paul 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 restless yet fully accessible music of our time. 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. His album Never Too Late To Call releases on Aug. 6th via Thirty Tigers.

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    Catch Paul Thorn On Tour:
    July 29 – Cincinnati, OH – Memorial Hall
    July 30 – Marietta, OH – Adelphia Music Hall
    Aug. 1 – Black Rock, NY – Sportsmens Park
    Aug. 3 – New York, NY – City Winery
    Aug. 4 – Shirley, MA – Bull Run
    Aug. 5 – Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Arts
    Aug. 6 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House
    Aug. 7 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery
    Aug. 8 – Lancaster, PA – Long’s Park Amphitheater
    Aug. 11 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head
    Aug. 12 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
    Aug. 13 – Union Hall, VA – The Coves Amphitheater
    Aug. 14 – Bristol, VA – Birthplace of Country Music Museum
    Aug. 15 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
    Aug. 25 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
    Aug. 26 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
    Aug. 27 – Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
    Aug. 28 – Goshen, IN – Ignition Music Garage
    Aug. 29 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
    Sept. 10 – Columbus, OH – Athenaeum Theatre
    Sept. 11 – Jasper, IN – Astra Theatre
    Sept. 12 – Kent, OH – Kent Stage
    Sept. 14 – Boston, MA – City Winery
    Sept. 16 – Millville, NJ – Levoy Theatre
    Sept. 17 – Richmond, VA – Tin Pan
    Sept. 19 – Wilkesboro, NC – MerleFest
    Sept. 20 – Greenville, SC – Radio Room
    Sept. 23 – Birmingham, Al – Lyric Theatre
    Sept. 24 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
    Sept. 25 – McMinnville, TN – Cumberland Caverns Volcano Room
    Oct. 7 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room
    Oct. 9 – Weiner, AR – Arkansas Rice Festival
    Oct. 15 – Baton Rouge, LA – Manship Theatre
    Oct. 17 – Tomball, TX – Main Street Crossing (solo acoustic)
    Oct. 18 – Tomball, TX – Main Street Crossing (solo acoustic)
    Oct. 19 – Tomball, TX – Main Street Crossing (solo acoustic)
    Oct. 21 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint
    Oct. 22 – Greenville, TX – Texan Theater
    Oct. 23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
    Nov. 3 – Sutter Creek, CA – Sutter Creek Theater
    Nov. 4- Tuolumne, CA – Black Oak Casino
    Nov. 5 – Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre
    Nov. 6 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
    Nov. 7 – Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall
    Nov. 9 – Portland, OR – Alberta Rose Theatre
    Nov. 10 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door
    Nov. 11 – Eugene, OR – Soreng Theater at The Hult Center
    Nov. 12 – Grants Pass, OR – Rogue Theatre
    Nov. 17 – Morro Bay, CA – The Siren
    Dec. 4 – Sparta, NC – Muddy Creek Music Hall
    Dec. 5 – Saluda, NC – The Purple Onion

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