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Keith James - The Songs of Nick Drake
This unique and dedicated concert begins with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters who were contemporaries of Nick Drake; Richard Thompson, Bert Jansch, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Vashti Bunyan, John Martyn, Bridget St John, and Roy Harper. Also featured are transcriptions of poems by William Blake - one of Nick's greatest influences.
Nick Drake is the most revered and loved of all of this country's singer-songwriters. He recorded three cherished albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide re-evaluation of his genius, Nick Drake has become a national treasure and was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2018.
Keith James has always been the most consistently devoted concert artist, transfixing gig-goers across the country with his beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake.
He was the first artist to bring this fragile and intriguing music to live audiences. The result has now been 17 years of highly acclaimed concerts amounting to over 1500 shows in the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy and Spain including all of Nick's schools and colleges, as well as Glastonbury Festival.
'Meticulous dissection of Nick Drake's idiosyncratic guitar techniques, handled with surgical precision' - Northern Sky
'Musicians brave enough to make the music they really believe in. Keith James is one of these' - Bob Harris, BBC Radio
'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' - The Independent
'an extremely accomplished guitarist, with an ability to breath fresh light in material with his imaginative arrangements' - Acoustic Magazine