The Austin 100: Cautious Clay Recommended if you like Frank Ocean, Noname and Chance The Rapper.
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All Songs Considered's 2019 SXSW Preview

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The Austin 100: Cautious Clay

The Austin 100: Cautious Clay

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Cautious Clay will perform at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Genre: R&B

Why We're Excited: Josh Karpeh's clever, smeared-out soul songs sound perfectly of their time, marrying James Blake-style atmospherics to frank examinations of love, friendships and fame. Performing as Cautious Clay, he's a versatile, charismatic frontman and producer whose performances have found him whipping out a well-timed saxophone — or, even better, a flute. (It was his first musical love, so why give it up?)


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