The music of John Martyn and Nick Drake
Also including songs by Joni Mitchell and Neil Young
Sunday 24th April 7:30pm
John Martyn OBE, a maverick and a wildcard, he was an incredibly sensitive songwriter with a knowledge and natural ability on guitar that was effortless; a disciple Davy Graham and Bert Jansch. John’s highest artistic point was his most contagious and listened to Album ‘Solid Air’ (written for Nick Drake).
Nick Drake. A Singer/Songwriter and recording artist during ’68 – ’74. Nick was hardly noticed at the time; overshadowed by many other more strident artists during an incredibly influential period in popular music. It was only over the past decade that his perfect, fragile songs and his intricate guitar style have been re-discovered by a more restful, greying and understanding audience worldwide and his genius has been fully appreciated. Nick Drake is now loved the world over.
Keith James has played over 1,500 concerts celebrating this wonderful music. His concerts have never been considered as a tribute, much more a personal and intimate performance of something uniquely beautiful that can otherwise no longer be heard in a live context. Ian Rankin
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent .