Paul Thorn & Band
Date/TimeWednesday, July 18 at 7:30pm
Paul Thorn, a standout at last years Live Oak Festival, looks forward to returning to the 805 area with his full band. His performances are one of a kind, rip-roaring, feel-good fun. Paul has cultivated an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern all the while speaking universal truths. Paul’s work is inspirational, sometimes eccentric but always original. This creativity and character come from being raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, among the same spirits and some of the actual folks who nurtured the young Elvis generations before. He’s rambled down back roads, jumped out of airplanes, worked for years in a furniture factory, battled four-time world champion boxer Roberto Duran on national TV, signed with and dropped by a major label, performed on stages with Bonnie Raitt, Sting, and John Prine, to name a few, appeared at The Ryman, on Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Paul has been showcased on NPR on a number of occasions and charted multiple times on the Billboard Top 100 and Americana Radio Charts. This year Paul is proud to release “Don’t Let the Devil Ride”, his first time recording Gospel music. He describes this as, “the culmination of my whole life in music, coming back to my roots.” Featuring the Blind Boys of Alabama, the McCrary Sisters, and Preservation Hall Horns all songs are strikingly original and from the gut music.Consider yourself fortunate to experience Paul and band at the best venue in Santa Barbara, the lovely Lobero Theatre. Prepare yourself for a great time!www.paulthorn.com.
Bryan Titus Trio- A local Americana/bluegrass/Roots band that perform toe-tapping melodies hearkening back to a bygone era, oh so familiar melodies that make you wanna grab your gal/guy and dance around the kitchen. Bryan’s songs draw heavily on time spent hiking the Appalachian Trail. The expressive, regional music he picked up in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, & Virginia are at the core of his lyrics. Bryan’s rich vocal timbre has a smokey, soulful character like barrel-aged whiskey, a perfect compliment to his elegantly primitive guitar playing and picking. The Trio is comprised of Bryan on vocals/guitar, Jeff Kranzler on Upright Bass & Dustin Janson on vocals/cajon. www.bryantitus.com