Throughout their two decades of touring in club, theater and festival settings, Paul Thorn Band has earned a reputation for shows and material that ricochet from comedic underpinnings to straightforward truth telling to knock-out rock ‘n’ roll. Guitarist Bill Hinds is the perfect, edgy foil for Thorn’s warm, laconic salt of the earth delivery—a veritable living library of glowing tones, sultry slide and sonic invention. Keyboardist Michael “Dr. Love” Graham displays a gift for melody that reinforces Thorn’s hooks while creating his own impact, and helps expand the group’s rhythmic force. Drummer Jeffrey Perkins and bassist Ralph Friedrichsen are a force, propelling every tune with just the right amount of up-tempo power or deep-in-the-groove restraint. These photos were taken at the Savannah Music Festival 2016 season kickoff event at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum North Garden.