The California Honeydrops Announce Covers Album & Share James Taylor’s ‘Fire And Rain’ Single

By Nate Todd Mar 5, 2021 12:16 pm PST

The California Honeydrops announced a covers album, Covers from the Cave, set for a track by track release every two-weeks in the coming months via Tubtone Records. Today, the Bay Area-based band shared James Taylor’s “Fire And Rain” as the second single from the LP.

Covers from the Cave began as a pandemic video series with the band releasing The Drifters’ 1964 classic “Under The Boardwalk,” which is the opening track on the LP. The album also includes renditions of tunes by the Grateful Dead, John Prine, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Dr. John and more along with Taylor’s “Fire And Rain” (tracklist below).

California Honeydrops co-founder and frontman Lech Wierzynski spoke about the selection of “Fire And Rain” in a statement. Read his words below:

Believe it or not, I just started listening to James Taylor this winter. Though I love many of his tunes, lyrically I immediately resonated with this song. I only found out later that it was one of his most famous and most covered—and, according to the internet, one of his least favorite to play… One of the upsides of these last strange months has been exploring slower and sadder songs that I wouldn’t get to play on those wild and sweaty nights with the Honeydrops. Thanks James Taylor for this classic.

Listen to The California Honeydrops on “Fire And Rain” below:

Covers From The Cave Tracklist:

  1. Under the Boardwalk (The Drifters)
  2. Fire and Rain (James Taylor)
  3. You Never Can Tell (Chuck Berry)
  4. Bloodshot Eyes (Wynonie Harris)
  5. Ripple (Grateful Dead)
  6. Angel from Montgomery (John Prine)
  7. Tryin’ to Live My Life Without You (Otis Clay)
  8. Up and Down World (Bobby Bland)
  9. That’s Where it’s At (Sam Cooke)
  10. Isn’t it Wonderful (Ray Charles)
  11. Did She Mention My Name (Dr. John)
  12. Somebody Change the Lock (Dr. John)

The California Honeydrops will celebrate the album’s announcement with a livestream concert from Sweet Water Music Hall in Mill Valley, California on Saturday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET. While it’s a free stream, the band will channel 25 percent of donations to a number of winter storm relief funds in Texas including Casa Marianella, DFW Mutual Aid and Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief. Head here for more info.

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