Can Paul Cauthen Make Tyler . . . Cool?

Can Paul Cauthen Make Tyler . . . Cool?

Paul Cauthen TylerPaul Cauthen wrote his first song when he was ten years old and heartbroken. His grandfather, Jim, had just passed away and the young Cauthen sat on the ledge of the covered patio behind his childhood home in Tyler and cried while trying to work out the words. Twenty-five years later, Cauthen is sitting on the same patio, and between puffs of weed and sips of black coffee, he recites some of those early lyrics: “Sweet spirit, iron heart, I can hear it, whether we were together or apart, I always knew Jim would be there.”That sort of emotional vulnerability combined with the brash outlaw-country persona that commands stages across the country is a major part of Cauthen’s artistic power. But Cauthen isn’t putting on…View Original Post

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