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Paul Cauthen

  • Stubb's
  • 801 Red River
  • Austin, TX 78701
  • December 9, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 PM

He’s from the piney woods of East Texas, but Paul Cauthen is a citizen of America. With his forthcoming new record “Marfa Lights� set for an October release, Paul is stepping out with a bold new style that can only be called American Music. That’s because Paul is a collector of stories and sounds and in America you hear all kinds of stories and all kinds of sounds. In his youth, he learned to sing from his grandfather Jim Paul, in a little gospel church in Tyler, Texas. Paul quickly learned that he found an incredible joy in singing and playing guitar and piano. He always had his guitar handy and was never one to shy away when he was called upon to sing and play. After high school, Paul had a run in with a law and like many young men found himself doing a stint in jail. He felt he had let his family down, especially his grandmother who had taught him to play the piano on an old upright piano that stood in the corner of the living room in a house he loved to visit. After serving his time, he needed a new start and decided to leave behind old habits to see what Colorado had to offer. There he honed his skills even further playing in bluegrass bands and jam bands. It wasn’t long before Paul could feel Texas calling him back home. He packed up his things and landed in San Marcos, Texas where he immediately co-founded Sons of Fathers, the band that would take him on his next musical journey. Sons of Fathers found success relatively quickly, perhaps too quickly in hindsight. They played the Grand Ole Opry four times, ACL Music Fest, and Bonnaroo. In addition to this, they played countless venues and festivals across the country sharing stages and making music with some of their heroes, while making new fans all the time. In April of 2014 the two voices of Sons of Fathers, Paul and David Beck decided to go on an “indefinite hiatus�. After this was announced, Paul found himself at his grandmother’s house with his phone off trying to avoid the constant questions. He had come full circle. He found himself sitting at that same piano in the living room of his grandmother’s house. He immediately began working on what was to become “Marfa Lights�. The record is a summary of everything that has happened to Paul Cauthen up to this point in time. All the sounds and all the stories come together to to create a record that is both unique and familiar at the same time.




Paul Cauthen