An English folk-pop band of the late 60s and early 70s, which has continued in various incarnations to this day.

“The 60-second band history for those with the longer attention spans. John (bass), Rod (keyboard), sister Julie (voice) and I spent our childhood in Derby, a Rolls-Royce town with one bookshop, one record shop and one musical instrument shop. It could easily be a cultural haven now, but back then you just got away quick. Down in the Bright Lights we bumped into Caroline of the banana-like melismas and her harp-blowing brother Jonny. Shortly after, Simon walked through the door with his quantum-leap guitar and all-round musicality. And that was the band, a slightly bizarre combination of ex-folkies (Tony, Julie, Caro), electronics aficionados (John, Rod) and R&B types (Simon, Jonny), one that has persisted through the loss of several drummers, groupie-famines, onstage electrocutions, Caroline marrying at least two of us, and expatriations to Norway, Holland and the USA.”

(taken from a history of the band by Tony Doré written in 2001 at their website).

Tony Doré (of Tony Caro and John) has just released a new album, “Fall Away Like Leaves” on Gaarden Records which hearkens back to the haunting psych classic 1972 self release “All On The First Day”.

Available for preview and download on iTunes and on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=fall+away+like+leaves&x=14&y=16

This new collection of songs features Doré on just about every string instrument imaginable - tenor guitar, bazouki, sitar, ukelele, 12 string, banjo, mandolin, and more. This album was recorded in Houston, Texas and Limousin, France in 2009-2010 by Rod Jones. Other players include Rod Jones, Rob Jones, and Mel Jones, Barbara and Jenny Doré, Emilio Garciacaro, and John Clark. For all fans of psychedelic folk, cerebral songwriting, and Tony Caro and John.

(adapted from the Ioda description)

Edited by EveWhite1 on 29 Aug 2011, 20:30

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