I happened upon this great track this morning in my search for some great new neo-folk to review. I struck two great birds with a stone’s throw on this. What we have here is “All the Leaves; Never Bowed, Never Broken” by Caine Rose.
From Bandcamp: “Multi-instrumentalist Caine Rose performs dark folk inspired by bluegrass, European folk revivalists, and ’60s era folkrock. Songs of love and love lost. Ballads of emotion and revolution. Music to bring people together.”
This is Mr. Rose’s interpretation of “California Dreamin'” by the Mamas and Papas. If you are not a fan of that band….well, either way, hear me out. This is a really great, very original cover. Plus, an added bonus to supporting this track is that the proceeds to toward the victims of the Manchester, England attack in May.
Crystal clear acoustic guitar, deep male vocals and synth string background; this track has a definite neo-folk and somewhat ethereal effect. Then there is a bit of a surprise toward the end of the track. That’s all you really need to know in order to go support Mr. Rose and his efforts. I’m looking forward to hearing more from him. Click the bandcamp link below to hear and support.