Austin’s Sons of Fathers spent much of last year on the road, supporting their sophomore turn Burning Days. And all the miles seem to have paid off: high-profile nods from Rolling Stone and NPR, plus a diverse fan base drawn to the group’s blend of country, rock, roots, and soul. The road beckons again in late March, with the band taking on a lengthy cross-country tour before heading off to Europe.
But a short stay at home has kept Sons of Fathers productive. After playing the Grand Ole Opry, Bonnaroo, and ACL Fest, the group wanted to hunker down at a more intimate venue and showcase some of their new material for the hometown crowd. A Tuesday-night residency at the Mohawk was hatched, allowing the band to workshop new songs and play alongside some of their favorite local acts. Tonight is the band’s last Mohawk show, and they’ll be performing alongside Canvas People and Ruby Jane. Sons of Fathers also recently stepped into the studio and recorded selections for their upcoming follow-up, which should see release this year. Today they let loose one of these songs, exclusively for KUTX. “Until The Morn” finds co-singers Paul Cauthen and David Beck spinning a memorable ballad out of a few simple elements: guitar, upright bass, and close harmonies.