Paul Cauthen w/ guests

Wed Jul 14 2021 at 08:00 pm UTC-07:00

Tractor Tavern | Seattle

Publisher/HostTractor Tavern
Making Room 41nearly killed Paul Cauthen. Ironically enough, its also the very thing that saved him.Finishing this record was one of the craziest experiences Ive ever been a part of, reflects Cauthen, the larger-than-life Texas troubadour nicknamed Big Velvetfor his impossibly smooth, baritone voice. Im honestly glad its done because I dont thinkId survive if I had to do it all over again. No way.Written during a roughly two-year stint spent living out of a suitcase in Dallas Belmont Hotel, Room 41chronicles Cauthens white-knuckle journey to the brink and back, a harrowing experience that landed him in and out of the hospital as he careened between ecstasy and misery more times than he could count. Cauthen has long been a pusher of boundaries (musical and otherwise), and Room 41 is no exception, with electrifying performances that blend old-school country and gritty soul with 70s funk and stirring gospel. His lyrics take on biblical proportions as they tackle lust and envy, pride and despair, destruction and redemption, but these songs are no parables.Cauthen lived every single line of this record, and hes survived to tell the tale.Ive always been the kind of artist that cant write something unless I feel it and I mean it. says Cauthen, This record is as real as it gets for me. I amthese songs.Cauthen first earned his reputation as a fire-breathing truth-teller with the acclaimed roots rock band Sons of Fathers, but it wasnt until the 2016 release of his solo debut, My Gospel, that he truly tapped into the full depth of his prodigious talents. Vice Noiseydubbed it a somber reminder of how lucky we are to be alive, while Texas Monthlyraved that Cauthen sound[s] like the Highwaymen all rolled into one: hes got Willies phrasing, Johnnys haggard quiver, Kristoffersons knack for storytelling, and Waylons baritone. The album landed on a slew of Best Of lists at the years end and earned festival appearances from Austin City Limits and Pickathon to Stagecoach and Tumbleweed along with dates opening for Elle King, Margo Price, Midland, Cody Jinks, Social Distortion and more. He followed it up two years later with Have Mercy, an album that prompted Rolling Stoneto dub him one of the most fascinating, and eccentric, new voices in country music and NPRs Ann Powers to proclaim 2019 as the year of Paul Cauthen.As his professional life reached new heights, though, Cauthens personal life hit new lows, and he soon found himself drifting without a home. Checked in to room 41 at the Belmont, he began escalating his self-destructive tendencies, medicating heartbreak and anxiety with alcohol and drugs as he ground himself into oblivion.Id drink like a fish all night and stay up writing or recording from about 4am until noon, Cauthen explains. Then Id sleep away the rest of the day until it was time to start over again. The only thing that kept me ticking was the songs.
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Public Onsale : Wed, 26 May 2021 at 10:00 AM

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Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, United States

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