American Singer/songwriter

From WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick: You will never be bored when it comes to Paul Thorn. Whether it’s his life story, his conversations, or his main gig, music, there’s nothing run of the mill about any of it. None of it is what you would call normal, but at the same time, everything about him has a wide appeal and relatability. There’s the surface level of what seems like a carnival show, but pretty quickly it’s obvious that, deeper down, there’s a profound love for humanity, a rare level of self-awareness, wit and intelligence in everything he does.

We all miss the great Tom Petty. Reprise Records has a new career-spanning box set of unreleased recordings from the Petty archives, as well as this hour-long radio special with Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, and of course various interview segments from Petty himself. We'll be spinning tunes from An American Treasure throughout the week(s) on 'NCW, and click here for a video of an unreleased song from 1982!