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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Live on the Levee returns Feb. 15 with Paul Thorn Band

  • Following a brief hiatus during the winter months, the Live on the Levee Concert Series will come roaring back Friday, Feb. 15 with performance headlined by The Paul Thorn Band. Special guests will be The Reba Russell Band.
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  • Following a brief hiatus during the winter months, the Live on the Levee Concert Series will come roaring back Friday, Feb. 15 with performance headlined by The Paul Thorn Band. Special guests will be The Reba Russell Band. Paul Thorn has entertained crowds for years with a musical blend of blues and Southern rock. A native of nearby Tupelo, Miss. Thorn has worked in a furniture factory, jumped out of airplanes and did some professional boxing, having fought former world champion Roberto Duran in a nationally-televised bout and won the Mid-South Middleweight Championship in Memphis, before he decided to share his experiences with the world as a singer and songwriter. The band's latest CD is “What the Hell is Goin' On?” and features a collection of covers that Thorn and the band has invoked their unique style on some Paul's favorite tunes. Thorn has toured as an opening act for Huey Lewis & The News, Sting, John Prine, Marianne Faithful, Bonnie Raitt, Toby Keith and Jeff Beck, among others. The Reba Russell Band is a 5-member electric blues band that performs original songs. They have performed around the world for more than 20 years primarily at festivals in North America and Europe. The Memphis-based band is a combination of superlative instrumental virtuosity led by one of the most moving female voices in the blues genre. Tickets are limited but still available. The concert will take place at the Malco Theater. The doors will open at 6 p.m. All seats are general admission. The music will start at 7 p.m. Tickets can be bought at www.KingBiscuitFestival.com. The Concert on the Levee series is joint effort of the King Biscuit Blues Festival, the Sonny Boy Blues Society and the Delta Bridge Project.

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