NEW FRONTIER: Thorn plans live Internet concert

By M. Scott Morris / NEMS Daily Journal

NETTLETON – If you’re a Paul Thorn fan, you’re too late: Tickets are sold out for Saturday’s concert at the Marriott in Muscle Shoals, Ala.
But you still can catch the Nettleton-based musician’s show from the comfort of your own home.
“It’s going to be on the Internet, and we’re going to do it right,” Thorn said. “We’ve been working on this for months.”
There will be five cameras set up to capture the concert, which will be broadcast live starting at 8 p.m.
“I’m going to come out for the first hour with myself and a guitar,” he said. “After that, the band’s going to come out.”
The three-hour show will pull heavily from Thorn’s two recent albums, “Pimps and Preachers” and “Long Way from Tupelo.” He’ll also sprinkle in some older songs.
“When it’s all done, we’re going to edit it down for a DVD,” he said. “The DVD will come out later this year.”
The Internet broadcast will cost $6.99. You can sign up at www.paulthorn.com/ppv/index.html.
“You can pay once and invite all your friends over,” he said. “That’s a pretty good deal.”
Muscle Shoals has a rich musical history, and Thorn said he’ll tap that history to pull a couple of special guests on stage.
“I’m not going to tell you who because then it wouldn’t be a surprise, would it?” he said.
Because of bandwidth issues, there’s a limit to the number of subscribers who can sign up. For those who subscribe, the show will be archived until March 1 and you can view the concert as many times as you wish in that time.
“This is something new for us,” Thorn said. “If it works out, you can bet we’ll do it again.”

Contact M. Scott Morris at (662) 678-1589 or scott.morris@journalinc.com.