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PAUL THORN; with special guest Alice Drinks the Kool-Aid

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PAUL THORN; with special guest Alice Drinks the Kool-Aid
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:30 PM
The Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY
 
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  • Ticket Price: $30.00
2017 is the 20th anniversary of Paul Thorn’s first release, “Hammer & Nail.” To celebrate, Thorn will be performing the album in its entirety at select shows this year, including this show at the Towne Crier.

Thorn's latest 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."

Thorn’s earlier catalog is cherished by his many fans thanks to his down-home perspective, vivid-yet-plainspoken language and colorful characters. It helps that Thorn is a colorful and distinctly Southern personality himself. He was raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, in the land of cotton and catfish ...and churches.

Alice Drinks the Kool-Aid is a blues-based Chicago indie rock band founded in a Park Ridge basement in 2014 as a creative outlet for three life-long musician friends. The drummer, Jim Widlowski, is a top session player in the city and has anchored many of the Broadway productions that have come to the city over the last 20 years. The bassist, Alan Berliant, is a peerless performer who makes his living as a composer of commercial music of all styles. The guitar and vocal responsibilities are managed by Tony Magee, the founder of The Lagunitas Brewing Company. The band's original material is written and arranged by all three members in congress and draw from the deepest free jazz and the most fundamental influences in rock and blues. Alice Drinks the Kool-Aid is groove-oriented indie-blues-rock for people who love music performed by people who feel the same.

$30 advance/ $35 at the door