Friday, August 6, 2021


Upcoming tour dates added including Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle, and many more

Mississippi’s Paul Thorn has always had one hell of a party trick; his ability to make cohesive, celebrated albums out of every wild idea that hits his mind. And now, Thorn has done it again with Never Too Late To Call. Out today via Thirty Tigers, Never Too Late To Call includes eleven new songs that range from groovy, grateful anthems and a duet with Thorn’s wife about the road bumps of marriage, to moonshine metaphors and James Brown TV appearances. Thorn’s razor wit and personal, humorous touch are on full display on this chill-leaning, wife and daughter-collaborating collection of songs. In a review of Never Too Late To Call, No Depression said, “Even when he brings the family, Thorn still breaks up the joint, gleefully warping minds and amassing converts of all stripes to enlist in his hard-hitting house of worship,” and PopMatters wrote, “​​On Never Too Late to Call, Paul Thorn charmingly delivers a serious message as a Southern gentleman because he gives a damn.” Fans can stream or purchase Never Too Late To Call now at this link, buy a physical copy or new album-centric merchandise here, and check out a full list of Thorn’s tour dates below.

Never Too Late To Call opens with a song called “Two Tears Of Joy,” 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.” A few tracks later, Thorn and his wife Heather singing a duet called “Breaking Up For Good Again.” “If you’re in any kind of long-time relationship you’ll know there will be bumps in the road and sometimes you won’t get along,” says Thorn. The song is beautifully fingerpicked and sung to perfection by the husband and wife duo who’ve been together for long enough to know the song’s ideas well. “We’ve lived this song and had our moments,” they say. Towards the end of Never Too Late To Call listeners are treated to a pair of groovy numbers in “You Mess Around & Get A Buzz” and “Holy Hottie Toddy.” The former a cautionary tale and the latter a call to love everybody inclusively; both feel comfortable—in classic Thorn fashion—but represent the full spectrum of what this new, thoughtfully mature album has to offer.

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 Chicago, Atlanta, and a release-day show tonight at Daryl’s House in Pawling, NY. A list of upcoming dates can be found below and all scheduled (and rescheduled) dates and ticket information can be found at

Catch Paul Thorn On Tour:

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

For tickets and more 2022 tour dates, please visit

Never Too Late To Call Track Listing:

Two Tears Of Joy
It’s Never Too Late To Call
Breaking Up For Good Again
What I Could Do
Here We Go
Apple Pie Moonshine
Sapphire Dream
You Mess Around & Get A Buzz
Goodbye Is The Last Word
Holy Hottie Toddy

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