Paul Cauthen first earned his reputation as a fire- breathing truth teller with the acclaimed roots rock band Sons Of Fathers but it wasn’t until the 2016 release of his solo debut, My Gospel, that he truly tapped into the full depth of his prodigious talents.
Written during a stint spent living out of a suitcase in the artist-haven that is the Belmont, Room 41 chronicles Cauthen’s 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 70’s 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. For fans of Cody Jinks, Margo Price and The Texas Gentlemen.