Catchy rock songs often have a blazing guitar riff, a sing-along chorus, and subliminal messages about getting out of your small town. Get hooked with this GrouponLive deal to see Paul Thorn at The Rogue Theatre in Grants Pass. For $10, you get one ticket for general admission on Saturday, July 28, at 8 p.m. (up to a $20.25 value online, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Paul Thorn has an advantage over most musicians when it comes to landing a solid hook. Before he found his true calling and broke into the Billboard Top 100 with his bluesy blend of Americana music, the Tupelo, Mississippi, native was a professional boxer, winning the Mid-South Middleweight Championship and squaring off against Roberto "Hands of Stone" Duran. Although he traded his gloves for an acoustic guitar years ago, Paul still throws whopping haymakers with his tightly crafted lyrics, salt-of-the-earth voice, and brawling rhythm section.
On the road to support his latest album, What The Hell Is Goin' On?, Paul shows audiences why he's often to compared to Mark Twain. In funny and wincingly honest tales such as "I Don't Like Half the Folks I Love" and "Tequila is Good for the Heart" from his Americana chart-topper Pimps and Preachers, Paul echoes the Midwestern bard's barbed-wire wit, nuanced storytelling, and ten-gallon mustache. Live, Paul and the band pull no punches in a set that draws from the singer’s 10-album catalog. Stomping, growling, and whooping it up, Paul also throws in feisty covers of tunes from his favorite songwriters, including Americana legends Buddy Miller and Ray Wylie Hubbard. The earthy, bluesy music befits The Rogue Theatre's origin as a Great Depression getaway, with art deco architecture and a lush, renovated interior that shields audiences from dustbowls and wrathful grapes.
Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
Named for the famed German soprano, Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall pays homage to a wealth of musicians during its slate of concerts. Throughout the year, the USBC music venue welcomes gospel choirs and symphonies to its stage, as well as wind ensembles that double as the venue’s air conditioning system.
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