Critics' Pick: Paul Cauthen at Stage AE | Music | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper


The most distinct feature on Texan Paul Cauthen’s debut album My Gospel is his voice. It hangs in a low register not unlike Johnny Cash. The subject matter, too, is similar to the Man in Black, covering religion, love and youth, with tones of classic and modern country on tracks like “Still Drivin” or “Hanging Out on the Line.” But there are also hints of Bruce Springsteen’s vocal style on tracks like “I’ll Be the One” and “Once You’re Gone.” Cauthen will play Stage AE tonight, along with Kelsey Waldon, who’s like June Carter Cash, but with a little extra snark.

7 p.m. 400 North Shore Drive, North Side. $25. All ages. 412-229-5483 or

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