Jazz always seemed to me a bit elitist, a bit bourgeois if you like. For those reasons, I had always given it a wide berth. A friend of mine wasn't so averse and occasionally he would play something that interested me, especially a kind of trance-like guitar driven music with a strong rhythm. What's that … Continue reading Gypsy Jazz Saturday
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.
It's a fascinating story that links unorthodox teaching to an extinct Latin American forest, to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to a Victorian battleship and eventually leads to a guitar makers workshop in County Durham.