Paul Thorn in concert with Jonah Smith

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Paul Thorn’s 2014 album, Too Blessed To Be Stressed, staked out new territory for the popular roots-rock songwriter and performer. 

Which explains numbers like the acoustic-electric charmer “Rob You of Your Joy,” where Thorn’s warm peaches-and-molasses singing dispenses advice on avoiding the pitfalls of life. The title track borrows its tag from a familiar saying among the members of the African-American Baptist churches Thorn frequented in his childhood. “I’d ask, ‘How you doin’, sister?’ And what I’d often hear back was, ‘I’m too blessed to be stressed.’” In the hands of Thorn and his faithful band, who’ve been together 20 years, the tune applies its own funky balm, interlacing a percolating drum and keyboard rhythm with the slinky guitar lines beneath his playful banter.

Event Details

When

12.3.16 | 7:00 pm

Where

339 W. 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008

Ticket Info

$24-$38