Thursday December 8, 2022 08:00 PM EST
CL Critic Hal Horowtiz Recommends: His booming baritone voice isn’t named Big Velvet for no reason. Texas raised Cauthen took his country roots, added some disco beats and attitude and let loose with the throbbing “Cocaine Country Dancing” which became a left field roots hit in 2019. That warmed up his audience for this year’s even edgier “Country as F
K” and “Fk You Money,” neither of which will find a home on commercial radio. That makes him unconventional at best. But when he plays it straight, he’s a potent country singer and writer who isn’t afraid to bite the hand that feeds. — HH
From the venue:Paul Mark Cauthen is a singer-songwriter from East Texas. He started his music career in an Americana/indie folk rock duo called Sons of Fathers, before turning solo. He has released three albums and an EP as a solo artist, the most recent being Country Coming Down released in April 2022.