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The Songs of Nick Drake
October 27, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm$40 – $45
The Songs of Nick Drake has been Luke Jackson’s labour of love project for the last fifteen years. Luke was friends with Nick’s string arranger Robert Kirby, working together on one of Luke’s albums before Kirby’s untimely death in 2009, and since then Luke has been one of a handful of musicians to be entrusted with Kirby’s legendary string arrangements for the songs from Nick’s albums Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter.
The show toured Ontario and Quebec in 2012, garnering ecstatic reviews everywhere it went, and it has played over the years in Toronto at Trinity St. Paul’s, The Bathurst Street Theatre and The Church Of The Holy Trinity. It now makes its Hugh’s Room Live debut.
Featured performers include Kevin Kane of The Grapes Of Wrath, Oh Susanna, Daniel Greaves of The Watchmen, Katherine Wheatley and Luke. The house band comprises drummer Cam Giroux (Weeping Tile, Luther Wright And The Wrongs), bassist Jason Mercer (Ani Difranco, Ron Sexsmith, Bourbons), pianist Mike Evin and guitarist Kurt Swinghammer, both of whom will be featured. The string quartet includes well known Toronto players Sahra Featherstone, Wendy Solomon, Johann Lotter and Alex Cheung. More special guests will be added.
You can see the 2012 Toronto concert here: