Read an interview with fellow "Mountain Stage" performer Michael Cerveris, a former Huntington resident, here.
Read a review of Paul Thorn's new album here.
WANT TO GO?
With Arlo Guthrie and Boys Night Out, Paul Thorn, Michael Cerveris and Loose Cattle and Delta Rae
WHERE: Keith Albee Theater, 925 4th Ave, Huntington
WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday
TICKETS: $35 (free for Marshall students)
INFO: 304-696-6656 or www.ticketmaster.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Paul Thorn says that, if a man thinks he's nothing if a woman leaves him, then he probably has the answer to why she left him in the first place.
He said, "You turn on the TV and see these good-looking guys with blow-dried hair and washboard abs, but they're wimps."
They sing about how they're going to fall apart if the women they love leave them.
"I think the world has got enough of those kinds of songs," said the former boxer and son a preacher man. "I think it's time men started to reclaim their manhood."
If Thorn, who appears Sunday in Huntington on "Mountain Stage," can help a few men do that with one of his songs, that's great. And if it has to be a cover song, that's fine, too.
After writing nine albums, the singer/songwriter decided to hand some of the heavy lifting over to someone else. His 10th record, "What the Hell is Goin' On?" is a collection of covers, each done in Thorn's bluesy Southern rock style.