Keith James’ highly acclaimed tours have now amounted to over 1000 concerts in venues across the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy and Spain.
Keith James is the first artist ever to bring the intriguingly fragile music of The Songs of Nick Drake to Theatres across the UK in its pure live concert form.
Keith has set a small but powerful collection of William Blake’s poems to Nick’s guitar arrangements, featuring his tunings, fluent technique and instinctive melancholic style. The concerts begin with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters including Nick Drake, Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Vashti Bunyan, John Martyn, Bridget St John and Bert Jansch.
Described as a wistful genius with a troubled mind, Nick Drake was largely unknown during his lifetime. He recorded only three albums between 1969-72, with his final two albums, Bryter Layter and Pink Moon selling no more than 5000 copies upon initial release.
After his death in 1974, aged 26, his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide reevaluation of his genius, Nick Drake has become a national treasure.