A double bill of acclaimed Mississippi and Louisiana roots rock artists kicks off SMF at the Ships of the Sea North Garden.
Following rave reviews of his 2015 acoustic performance with Joe Ely and Ruthie Foster, professional boxer turned singer-songwriter Paul Thorn returns with his full band. Throughout their two decades of touring in club, theater and festival settings, his quintet has garnered a reputation for shows and material that ricochet from comedic underpinnings to straightforward truth telling to knock-out rock ‘n’ roll.
Sharing this one-time-only double bill is Louisiana’s Marc Broussard, whose “Bayou Soul” sound has put him on major stages and blues festivals across the globe over the past decade. Broussard’s SMF debut was with the Southern Soul Assembly during our 25th anniversary season, which also featured J.J. Grey, Luther Dickinson and Anders Osborne. In this appearance, he fronts his full band with a distinctively bayou-born sound that is rooted in the blues.