Paul Thorn – ‘Don’t Let The Devil Ride’ album review
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Seasoned roots rock troubadour Paul Thorn has always sprinkled spirituality into his songwriting, but Don’t Let The Devil Ride (buy) marks his full-fledged venture into gospel music. Tackling covers originally recorded by black southern gospel groups (plus the seemingly random but suitably rearranged “Love Train” by The O’Jays), this collection finds the gravely-voiced veteran kicking up the blue-eyed soul across Sunday morning stormers, easygoing porch pop and several surprises courtesy of his many collaborators. The Blind Boys Of AlabamaThe McCrary Sisters, the Preservation Hall Jazz Horns and Bonnie Bishop all lend their fab flavors to a record that’s heavy on musical and lyrical substance without a single shred of filler.


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Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, and He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

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