About this event
Keith James presents a haunting and immaculately crafted concert celebrating the songs of Nick Drake.
Nick Drake is one of the UK’s most revered singer-songwriters. He has given us timeless songs that shed all the tears of life within their fragile yet perfect lines. He recorded three cherished albums between 1969 and 1972, but was almost entirely unknown in his day.
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.
Several meticulously compiled biographies look at every aspect of Nick’s life and music, throwing light on many shadowy corners of mystery and supposition.
Two decades have now passed since singer/guitarist Keith James first performed his stunningly beautiful series of Nick Drake concerts.
He was the first artist to bring this intriguingly fragile music to venues across the UK in a live concert form. The result was six years of highly acclaimed tours featuring over 1000 concerts in venues across the UK and Europe, including Glastonbury Festival.
“Musicians brave enough to make the music they really believe in. Keith James is one of these.” ~ Bob Harris
“A fresh and powerful approach to these wonderful songs” ~ Patrick Humphries (Nick Drake biographer)