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Treat in store for Nick Drake fans

Tanworth-in-Arden singer, songwriter and guitarist Nick Drake may have died in 1974, but the reputation of, and audience for, his music has been growing ever since.

Tanworth-in-Arden singer, songwriter and guitarist Nick Drake may have died in 1974, but the reputation of, and audience for, his music has been growing ever since.

Helping nurture this audience in recent years have been Keith James and Rick Foot, whose widely-acclaimed concert show ‘The Songs of Nick Drake’ has been performed nearly 400 times across the theatres and arts centres of Europe over this decade.

The show, now on its 11th tour, comes to the Station pub on Station Street, Sutton Coldfield on Saturday, January 24, and the Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham the following evening.

Before his death at the age of 26 from an overdose of anti-

depressants, Drake released three albums, now revered by musicians and music lovers alike.

His unique, self-taught acoustic guitar playing style, which made extensive use of alternate tunings, is notoriously difficult to reproduce. By now, Keith James probably comes close to pulling it off. He will be accompanied on double bass by Rick Foot - ‘one of this country’s most formidable exponents of the instrument’.

Most Nick Drake fans love his music because it’s absolutely beautiful. Keith and Rick certainly seem to do the songs justice - check out the clips on the website www.songsofnickdrake.com

*Tickets on 0121 362 4961 for the Sutton Coldfield show, or 0121 443 4725 for Birmingham.

 

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