Co-founder of the acclaimed duo Sons Of Fathers, Paul Cauthen presents his long overdue solo debut My Gospel. Throughout the 11 tracks, Cauthen delivers with a striking baritone that exudes a unique mix of vulnerability with swagger. His performances can resemble a church revival at one moment followed by timeless Western swing into a gut wrenching confessional ballad. One thing My Gospel is not, is easily forgettable.
My Gospel represents an artistic epiphany for Cauthen who hit a figurative rock bottom following his departure from his former group. The next three years proved to be pivotal as Cauthen returned to his hometown of Tyler, Texas and discovered his true voice. He recorded the album at a few legendary American studios (FAME, Modern Electric Recorders) over the course of those years and the result is eclectic yet timeless collection of songs that blend key elements of gospel, folk, country, rock and soul and a whole lot of passion.
On "Still Drivin'" Cauthen pleads for a break as well as preaches survival. The song "Hanging Out On The Line" captures the juxtaposition of sensitivity mixed with confidence, which is one of Cauthen's most endearing qualities. On the album's stunning title track "My Gospel" with its' other-worldly harmonies, he addresses the spiritual need to connect, love and ultimately find your path. My Gospel represents a renewed focus for Cauthen, with all roads leading to up until this point. His rich musical influences and perseverance combined with his life experiences have combined to create an album which satisfies artistically as well as serving a higher purpose, My Gospel.