Keith James The Songs of Nick Drake
Venue: Lichfield Guildhall
Sunday 19 January 2020: 8.00pm
Nick Drake is one of the most revered and loved of all this country’s singer/songwriters. He recorded three cherished albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. Cherished by the likes of Fairport Convention and John Martyn, but largely ignored by the mainstream musical press, after his tragic death in 1974, aged only 26, his music almost disappeared into obscurity.
Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide re-evaluation of his genius, Nick Drake has become a national treasure. Performed by musician Keith James, this will be a night of evocative music making, taking the fragile, melodic songs of one of the lost, largely unheralded names in British music, and allowing them new room to grow, and be seen in new light.
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent