Preview: Paul Cauthen and Kelsey Waldon at The Hi-Fi

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Tuesday, Oct. 3, The Hi-Fi will feature two solo artists, Paul Cauthen, and Kelsey Waldon. So if country and gospel-rooted blues are your thing, you won’t want to miss this show. Doors at the Hi-Fi open at 7:30 pm, and the show starts at 8:30 pm.

A Night of Soulful Blues and Rocking Country

Paul Cauthen is a singer and songrwriter born and raised in Tyler, Texas. As a child, his grandfather inspired and encouraged him to be involved in music. While growing up, Cauthen and his sister sang in the church choir which his grandfather led. In 2011, Cauthen was part of an Americana group, Sons of Fathers, which he formed with bassist David Beck. The band earned praise from both Rolling Stone and NPR, and shared the stage with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Shortly after, Cauthen left the band in order to pursue a solo career.

Throughout the following six years, Cauthen wrote, recorded, and produced his debut album, “My Gospel.” The album is rooted in the genres of blues, gospel, and rock ‘n’ roll. Many of the songs on it were co-written and recorded with several of Cauthen’s friends, save for two. “My Gospel” was released in 2016. To find out more about Paul Cauthen, you can visit his website.

Kelsey Waldon is a singer/songwriter from Kentucky who stays true to her country roots in her solo career. She started playing guitar and writing songs after her parents divorced, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee instead of heading to college. After working in a minimum-wage job for some time, Waldon attended Belmont University. She studied songwriting and music business, and was the first of her family to graduate from college. In 2014, she released her debut album, “The Goldmine,” which critics and country music lovers alike praised. Her most recent album, “I’ve Got A Way,” came out in 2016. Waldon is currently on tour promoting this album. To find out more, visit her website.

 

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