Wednesday, July 19, 2017
8:00pm - All Ages
143 SE H Street
Grants Pass, OR, United States 97526
The Rogue Theatre opened its doors in 1938 as one of the few theaters built during the heart of the Great Depression. Crowds filled her seats to watch Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable, and Marlene Dietrich on the silver screen. News Reels brought home the battlefront during the “Big War.” Through the fabulous 50′s, and the turbulent 60′s the theatre attracted crowds to downtown Grants Pass. As years passed, the advent of television, multiplex cinemas and shopping malls made it difficult for the aging theatre to compete. Closing it’s doors in 1999
Paul Thorn at The Historic Rogue Theatre in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Thorn is the son of a Pentecostal preacher; gospel music was in his blood from birth and has remained a lifelong passion. Music wasn’t his first choice as a profession, however; boxing was. He fought professionally in the 1980s. After retiring, he embraced music, but continued to pay the rent with a day job — until music entrepreneur and manager Miles Copeland heard him play a show in a Tupelo pizzeria. Copeland signed him to A&M. His debut album, Hammer and Nail, was issued in 1997. Thorn moved to Copeland’s Ark 21 for 1999’s Ain’t Love Strange.