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Country - Released September 6, 2019 | Lightning Rod Records

Paul Cauthen named his second album Room 41 after the hotel room he called home following the release of his debut album My Gospel in 2016. He stayed in that lodging in Dallas for the better part of two years, living the life that resulted in the blown-out and frequently bizarre Room 41. Cauthen doesn't abandon the outlaw country of My Gospel so much as force it into a disco, then stands back to see which one emerges victorious. Based on Room 41, it's difficult to declare either side a clear winner. Cauthen ping-pongs between dark ballads and gonzo country-rock fusions, dressing each extremity in overlapping layers of haunted harmonies, smeary synths, freeze-dried funk, and slamming backbeats. Drenched in alcohol and cocaine, Room 41 seems allergic to daylight, and not overly concerned with whether a listener is on its wavelength, either. This can mean that Room 41 may seem a bit alienating if it's played at the wrong time, when its low-rent melodrama seems not only skeevy, but a bit ill-formed. But if the mood strikes, it's a risky, compelling listen and certainly one of the oddest albums of 2019, regardless of genre. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Country - Released June 22, 2018 | Lightning Rod Records

Paul Cauthen is no Johnny Cash. It’s easy to get mixed up, but this Texan minstrel is indeed one of our contemporaries, and here he is on stage, preaching the most entailing sermon ever heard! Although he is not a priest, Cauthen wishes to send out a message of peace, forgiveness and courage. What’s better for the ears than a good dose of Texan gospel! Have Mercy was produced and co-written with Beau Bedford and recorded in the Modern Electric studios in Dallas. For this divine word, Paul Cathen called upon a talented supporting cast: Bedford (guitar, keyboards, percussions), Nik Lee (guitar), Daniel Creamer (piano), McKenzie Smith (drums) and Scott Edgar Lee Jr. (bass). Needless to say, the minstrel minister’s deep voice can only mushroom in this sublimation. Everybody Walkin' This Land is one of these typically American songs, with the gospel sounds of choirs and rhythms evocative of slave chants. As for Texas, it is always present through the steel guitar. But Cauthen also embarks on more groovy trends like on Resignation and Have Mercy where the Hammond organ and the piano perfectly seize these prayers that make us want to clap our hands and sing endlessly! No matter the chosen theme, a continuity of images and ideas transpire from these texts, bringing joy and energy. With this album, Paul Cauthen will convert you! © Clara Bismuth/Qobuz
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Country - Released April 27, 2018 | Lightning Rod Records

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Country - Released November 4, 2016 | Lightning Rod Records

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Country - Released June 14, 2019 | Lightning Rod Records

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Country - Released August 30, 2019 | Lightning Rod Records

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Country - Released May 25, 2018 | Lightning Rod Records

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Country - Released July 26, 2019 | Lightning Rod Records

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Country - Released June 8, 2018 | Lightning Rod Records