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Nick Drake, the fabled folk singer-songwriter of the late 1960s and early 1970s, revolutionised the genre with his uniquely sage and sophisticated style of music. In a short span of time, producing just three albums including 1972’s legendary Pink Moon, Drake would send ripples through music from his obscure corner of experimentation of the period. It’s this which I Saw Nick Drake, a three-night event taking place across the North East, will be honouring; with five contemporary musicians and groups performing songs written and inspired by Nick Drake.

Katherine Priddy made her debut in 2018 with her much-esteemed EP Wolf, and has earned her name as an accomplished songwriter. George Boomsma, with whom Priddy has collaborated, has gained a similar reputation, including as a member of Kathryn Williams’ band. Meanwhile, cellist Ceitidh Mac’s fantastically modern folk promises to demonstrate the sheer breadth of Drake’s influence, alongside Luke James Williams, former frontman of The October Game, who provides a poppier take on the genre. Finally, appearing only in North Shields, Hector Gannet will bring their folk rock sound, heavily influenced by Northern heritage.

Katherine Priddy, George Boomsma, Ceitidh Mac (Stockton & Durham only), Luke James Williams and Hector Gannet (North Shields only) perform at The Engine Room, North Shields (Thursday 14th), The Georgian Theatre in Stockton (Friday 15th) and Claypath Deli, Durham (Saturday 16th October)

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