Katherine Priddy, George Boomsma, Ceitidh Mac, Luke James Williams and Hector Gannet are among the UK’s foremost emerging artists and will be performing songs by, and influenced by legendary singer-songwriter Nick Drake. I saw Nick Drake represents a rare opportunity for North East music lovers to enjoy live, the songs of one of the most influential musicians of modern times.
As many will be aware, Nick Drake’s life ended in tragic circumstances when he was just 26 years old. During his short career he recorded three remarkable albums; Pink Moon, Five Leaves Left and Bryter Later. Although his music did not find a wide audience during his lifetime, he gradually achieved wider recognition and is now considered among the most important English singer-songwriters of the last 50 years. As was succinctly put in 1972 by Rolling Stone magazine – ‘The beauty of Drake’s voice is its own justification. May it become familiar to us all.’