Sonny Boy Thorn Still Simmering

Sonny Boy Thorn Still Simmering

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 9, 2018) – As I sit back and gaze at my CD collection on this gloomy day I have this ever-present nagging feeling about a void that exists. I’ve tried to fill it with some of the latest one hit wonders like everyone else, and even drank in the last season of both The Voice and American Idol looking for a fix, but it was short-lived. I became excited along with the rest of the world when Jack White put out a new album not too long ago. I thought maybe this was exactly what the doctor ordered, but even Jack’s ingenuity couldn’t cure my musical blues this time. It was close, but no cigar, and I know I’m not alone. I’ve come to believe that the problem is possibly because a cigar is not what the world needs right now to fill the vast empty core of the earth’s chest cavity. What the world needs now is a big ole kind blunt, and there’s certainly no kind better than the truly spectacular melodies of Sonny Boy Thorn. So… Hey guys?!?! Where did you go???

The powerful driving forces behind the amazing band that is Sonny Boy Thorn, Christopher Thorn and David Dennis, performed a number of shows and released a limited edition 4 song sampler, but have scarcely been heard from recently. This 4 song release has been holding us over, but I fear our tolerance is rising, and we NEED a bigger dose! Naturally, my inquisitive female nature can only conclude that these men must be teasing us to get us riled up for some truly grandiose magic, but I’m not sure how much longer the world can wait.


I decided to reach out to Christopher to see if there might be any new developments. Had they been working on more? What did I need to do to make my Sonny Boy Thorn full album dream a reality? Maybe start some online petitions? Offer my services as backup dancer and triangle player? Maybe get the boys some angels like Charlie or Corey Feldman? Or at the very least maybe I could get CT to bless me with some kind of update to satiate my desires, but… then I chickened out. Sometimes it’s the dream that keeps us going, you know? Plus, I mean who the hell do you guys think I am, Dan Rather or something? But I digress…

Life and time can definitely take it’s toll on us all, and the brilliant men of Sonny Boy Thorn are no exception. Wherever these genius gentlemen are and whatever they are doing it is surely God’s work, so I will wait patiently, and loyally with bated breath. I’ll drop my signed sampler into the stereo once again, close my eyes, and know that all of the other Sonny Boy Thorn fans are somewhere out there right now tripping the light fantastic with me. I’ll let these 4 songs carry me away one more time, and I’ll sleep to dream until, hopefully, one day soon that timeless otherworldly listening party in my head turns into a full length cut and a real life new album celebration for the world.

Check out “Sonny Boy Thorn’s Tantalizing Teaser” for Melodie’s full music review on their limited edition 4 song sampler at

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Photo and video footage shot for Photographic Melodie by Melodie Yvonne Ramey. Shot with Nikon D800E
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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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