Co-founder of celebrated Americana band Sons of Fathers, Paul Cauthen left the group three years ago to focus on finding his true voice and building a solo career. Digging deep into the gospel music of his Texas youth, Cauthen‘s lead track from his new album, “My Gospel”, is a rousing statement of purpose that preaches of the need for love and the spiritual in this life, whatever form that might take. Cauthen’s voice on this track echoes a bit of Elvis with its deep tones, heavy vibrato and ability to move the listener. He connects right away with you, like Elvis, his voice rising to the heavens like it could move mountains.
Cauthen is a huge talent that will go very far in the roots music world as his debut album, My Gospel, emerges October 14th via Lightning Rod Records. Look for a wide range of songs that traverse country, rock, soul, gospel and folk all delivered with the passion of a true believer.
Cauthen tells PopMatters, “‘My Gospel’ is a reiteration of my grandfather’s lessons told to me when I was young. He and his twin brother led their gospel church — my grandad was the song leader and his brother was the preacher. ‘My Gospel’ is my truth. It’s my plea. It’s me holding the torch my grandfather passed to me.”