As we do every year on June 19, we celebrate Nick Drake’s birthday: June 19, 1948 - 1974…
Nick Drake was the quintessential, frail English singer-songwriter whose lyricism, as a writer and musician alike, made him perhaps the most charming and sensitive recording artist of his period.
These are also the qualities that make him loved by millions now, but which only a few of his contemporaries discovered before it was too late.
Read Pink Moon, Gorm H. Rasmussen’s wonderful book on the life and times of Nick for a complete psychological portrait of why he left us so early…
Tonight we at OF recreate Nick’s urban folk album, his second record Bryter Layter (1970), marked by more upbeat songs than his other two records, and graced by the string and horn arrangements of the late great Robert Kirby, as well as guest appearances by Richard Thompson and John Cale…
Check out also the last two years’ OF recreations of Pink Moon and Five Leaves Left…
Photo: Nick offers you the magic…

As we do every year on June 19, we celebrate Nick Drake’s birthday: June 19, 1948 - 1974…

Nick Drake was the quintessential, frail English singer-songwriter whose lyricism, as a writer and musician alike, made him perhaps the most charming and sensitive recording artist of his period.

These are also the qualities that make him loved by millions now, but which only a few of his contemporaries discovered before it was too late.

Read Pink Moon, Gorm H. Rasmussen’s wonderful book on the life and times of Nick for a complete psychological portrait of why he left us so early…

Tonight we at OF recreate Nick’s urban folk album, his second record Bryter Layter (1970), marked by more upbeat songs than his other two records, and graced by the string and horn arrangements of the late great Robert Kirby, as well as guest appearances by Richard Thompson and John Cale…

Check out also the last two years’ OF recreations of Pink Moon and Five Leaves Left

Photo: Nick offers you the magic…

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