The Thorns was a reverse side project of sorts because of its principals, Matthew Special, Pete Droge, and Shawn Mullins. All three vocalist/songwriters had produced their brands as solo performers, so to instantly become a music group took a little bit of function. However, the music artists’ batch of distributed influences — Seaside Guys, Joni Mitchell, Gram Parsons, Simon & Garfunkel — recommended the fact that union my work, even if indeed they hadn’t proved helpful together before. Summer months 2002 discovered the trio composing up materials; by fall they’d gelled, and began laying it straight down within an Atlanta studio room with longtime making pal Brendan O’Brien. Sugary (no pun designed) harmonies and a range of guitars had been out entrance, while veteran drummer Jim Keltner kept down the tempo. The self-titled LP made an appearance from Sony in-may 2003, and was instantly heralded being a go back to the sun-drenched, harmonious sound of groupings like CSN and also Fleetwood Macintosh. A promotional acoustic tour implemented, as did schedules using the Jayhawks. A membership tour of their very own led into past due autumn, once the Thorns installed with junior-league jangler John Mayer for a couple schedules of his world tour.