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Check Out This Boxer Turned Musician, and You May Be Surprised by What You Hear

The son of a preacher man, Mississippi-raised Paul Thorn spent much of his childhood in church services with his father as well as neighboring African American congregations, where he became entranced with gospel music, its infectious spirit and the strong sense of communion that it fostered. Now, listen to its influences on Thorn’s music on Saturday, November 17th.

Thorn’s upbringing helped cultivate his unique brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern American – often addressing the foibles of human relationships, but never favoring the sacred over the profane. Performing alongside the five-time Grammy Award-winning gospel icons the Blind Boys of Alabama and the legendary gospel group The McCrary Sisters, Paul Thorn returns to his roots in this soulful performance full of heartfelt songs of redemption and healing.

Before his professional music career began, Thorn was a professional boxer. After a few years of working in a Tupelo furniture factory and playing in local clubs he was discovered by music professional Miles Copeland (brother of The Police drummer Stewart Copeland). To date, Thorn has released eleven studio albums. He has toured as an opening act for Huey Lewis & the News, Sting, Marianne Faithfull, Bonnie Raitt, Toby Keith and Jeff Beck, to name a few.

The Mission Temple Fireworks Revival show will stop in Fayetteville on Saturday, November 17th at 8:00 p.m. Get your tickets today to watch this show at the Walton Arts Center!

Ranch at Pinnacle Point Apartments, an extraordinary blend of comfortable and convenient apartments in Rogers, Arkansas, would like to remind our friends and neighbors of this event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, November 17, 2018—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center
495 West Dickson Street
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

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