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Nick Drake Remembered last Sat.

Nov 20, 2014

We remembered Nick Drake, the talented, enigmatic British singer-songwriter last Saturday  on "Folk Music & Beyond."  Listen back to this special program for the next week on KALW's Local Music Player.  Drake passed away forty years ago at the young age of 26.  At the time of his death, few people had heard of him.  Thanks to a steady cult following and a Volkswagon TV commercial, Nick Drake is far better known now than he was when he was alive.  Famed record producer Joe Boyd worked closely with Nick on his first two albums and has played a key role in keeping his legacy alive all thes

Way To Blue: Songs of Nick Drake

May 15, 2013

Record producer Joe Boyd talks about his latest tribute to the late British singer-songwriter Nick Drake.  "Way To Blue" includes gorgeous cover versions of Drake's songs performed by Lisa Hannigan, Teddy Thompson, Vashti Bunyan, Robyn Hitchcock, Shane Nicholson, and others.  "Folk Music & Beyond" this Saturday 3 pm.

Legendary record producer Joe Boyd (Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, John Sebastian, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Maria Muldaur, Incredible String Band, Richard Thompson) spins the discs this Saturday 3 pm on "Folk Music & Beyond."  Joe will share his favorites selected from his vast record archive.  Plus, we'll hear songs from Joe's latest project "Way To Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake" performed by various artists, including Robyn Hitchcock, Teddy Thompson, Lisa Hannigan, Vashti Bunyan, Shane Nicholson.