Paul Cafcae

Cafcae blends Americana music with Slavic lyricism and expressive imagery, revitalising traditional roots music with an injection of east-European folk. With a bright, entertaining presence Paul creates memorable experiences for his audiences. Cafcae’s songs are heard on radio stations all over the world. “I Ain’t Shook” from his album “Where I Am” has peaked at #11 in the UK’s Hot Disk Country Top 40, and staying in the chart for 17 weeks. His Single “Downtown” from the same album was named “Best Country Song of 2021” by CLouzine Magazine (Germany). Cafcae’s music videos have repeatedly won Best Music Video awards at international film festivals. In 2022 Paul was nominated as “Artist of The Year” by Folk Music Ontario.



Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Nathaniel Rateliff, Robert Gordon


  • Americana, Roots, Folk, Blues


  • Electric Guitar
  • Double Bass
  • Drums
  • +guests: keyboards, horns, harmonica, lap steel guitar.


“If it were 1962 again, this record would have been number 1 on every chart.”
Joe Kidd, Clouzine Contemporary Music Magazine

“Paul Cafcae has just released his single Downtown. Why should you care? Well, it was mixed and mastered by Glen Robinson, who has worked on records for artists from The Ramones and The Beach Boys to Nashville Pussy, Voivod, and even U2. Plus it has an extraordinarily sizzling harmonica solo by Hector Alexander.

“An artist in love with the classic 50’s and 60’s musical style. He gives it a modern twist whilst also capturing the authentic vibe of the rockabilly and do-wop genres, amongst others. As well as a gifted vocalist and a first-rate guitarist, his songwriting reflects the ups and downs of being human in a charismatic and entertaining fashion.”
The Faulkner Reviews

“Cafcae has a unique sound – something bands try to attain for years, often without success.”
Matt Allen, Big Beat Barbecue Show, Hunter’s Bay Radio

“”Listening to a guy with a Russian accent sing songs that are rooted in western, blues and rockabilly music causes a bit of cognitive dissonance at first. But putting Paul’s record on, I can’t seem to skip through a track. A compelling and versatile songwriter, and his cinematic arrangements are drenched in vintage sounds. He’s also a wizard on the guitar, as is evidenced on the opening number, “Heartbreak Train.””
Roots Music Canada, 2020