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Tribute to a folk hero at The Brook Theatre

Date: 23/09/2008           Category: Arts and Libraries

A moving portrait of one of the country’s most revered folk artists will be presented at The Brook Theatre in Chatham next month. Keith James plays The Songs of Nick Drake, a production described by BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe as “an absolute must”. Drake was a songwriter and musician best known for his acoustic, autumnal songs. His primary instrument was the guitar, though he was also proficient at piano, clarinet, and saxophone. He died in 1974, aged just 26, leaving behind three widely acclaimed acoustic albums. Although he failed to find a wide audience during his lifetime, Drake's work has grown steadily in stature, to the extent that he now ranks among the most influential English singer-songwriters of the last 50 years. The Brook Theatre performance also includes a showing of the new documentary film Nick Drake – Under Review. Folk at The Brook presents Keith James: The Songs of Nick Drake on Thursday, 23 October at 8pm. Tickets for the evening cost £10, and are available from the box office on 01634 338338, or online at www.medway.gov.uk/theatrebooking ENDS Editors: for further information please contact Lisa Caleno on 01634 338308 or email lisa.caleno@medway.gov.uk