Sons Of Fathers: “Burning Days”
Family is very important to David Beck and Paul Cauthen. The two men are the duo behind local country group Sons of Fathers. “This whole thing is coming down to us realizing we are playing through our families,” Cauthen told KUT’s Jay Trachtenberg in a visit to Studio 1A last year. “We represent our families and friends.”
Beck and Cauthen met when the two were solo performers based in San Marcos. A chance passing led them to start singing and writing together, and the duo began performing under the simple name of Beck and Cauthen until they got a terse letter from the world-renowned singer with a similar name. Beck and Cauthen soon became Sons of Fathers and surrounded themselves with a full-time band, putting out their self-titled debut last year. The record is a mixture of country and folk styles with harmonies recalling classic outfits like the Byrds or the Everly Brothers.
But fast-forward a few months and Sons of Fathers are back in the studio. They’ve given us the early fruits of their labor in the form of “Burning Days,” and it shows the leaps and bounds the group has made in just a short time. Their Texas roots are still on display, but Beck and Cauthen augment the twang with a folk-rock groove. You’ll have to wait until January to get your hands on Sons of Fathers’ sophomore album, titled Big Diamond Waltz. But this song should tide you over, along with the band’s gig with Hello Wheels on August 31 at the Scoot Inn.