The Songs of Nick Drake – Tour of Ontario and Quebec 2012

The Songs of Nick Drake – Tour of Ontario and Quebec 2012

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The Songs Of Nick Drake – Tour of Ontario and Quebec – November 2012

The Songs Of Nick Drake gives audiences in Ontario and Quebec a rare chance to experience Nick Drake’s music played by a host of Canada’s finest musicians, with a string quintet playing the original arrangements that were written for Nick’s albums by his friend Robert Kirby.

To add to the intimacy and warmth of the music, almost all these concerts will take place in old churches.

The tour features Toronto’s alt-country darling Oh Susanna, Kevin Kane of The Grapes Of Wrath, and the tour’s organizer, British-born Luke Jackson along with a distinguished backing band featuring guitarist Kurt Swinghammer, drummer Don Kerr (Rheostatics, Ron Sexsmith), and double-bassist Jason Mercer (Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Ani DiFranco).

The string section includes Sahra Featherstone, Alex Cheung, Johan Lotter and Wendy Solomon.

Special guests will be added in every town, making each concert a truly unique experience.

The Songs of Nick Drake was first produced by Jackson at Toronto’s Trinity St. Paul’s United Church in November 2010. It was a tribute both to Nick Drake and Robert Kirby, with whom Jackson had collaborated on his last album.

Kirby had planned to fly to Toronto to conduct the string section at a similar concert a year earlier, but passed away unexpectedly a week before the show was to be announced. The 2010 concert was a huge success, receiving unanimous praise, and was recorded and broadcast by the CBC.

Check out a clip here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QinMa1eXZU

To coincide with the tour, Kurt Swinghammer is releasing Two Portraits: a limited edition 12″ single of his version of Nick Drake’s “River Man” backed with a version of Donovan’s “Sunny Goodge Street”. The sleeve features Swinghammer’s portraits of both singer/songwriters.

Keep up to date with the tour at https://www.facebook.com/TheSongsOfNickDrake

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

For more information please contact Karen Pace at Pacemaker Productions
416-918-6525
karen@gokarenpace.com

Show details:
Saturday November 3rd:
Stratford Knox Church
Special guests: Emm Gryner, Ron Sexsmith
Tickets: Fanfare Books, Anything Grows, Encore Records and X-Disc-C Music in Kitchener, The Record Works in Woodstock
or online at http://tickets.ticketwindow.ca/eventperformances.asp?evt=1372

Sunday November 4th:
London Aeolian Hall
Special guests: Emm Gryner, Eric Howden (Raised By Swans)
Tickets: Aeolian Hall box office, Grooves, Village Idiot, The Record Works in Woodstock, or online
at http://ticketbreak.com/event_details/5380

Tuesday November 6th:
Peterborough St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church
Special guests: Rick Fines, Jim Bryson, Wyatt Burton (The Silver Hearts)
Tickets: Moondance, Bluestreak or online at http://www.ticketbreak.com/event_details/5374

Wednesday November 7th:
Kingston Chalmers United Church
Special guests: Jeremy Fisher, Jim Bryson
Tickets: The Jungle, Brian’s Record Option, Tricolour Outlet or online at http://ticketbreak.com/event_details/5375

Thursday November 8th:
Montreal Ukrainian National Federation
Special guests: Caracol, Marie-Jo Thério, Louis-Jean Cormier (Karkwa), Kim Bingham
Tickets: Cheap Thrills, Phonopolis, Atom Heart Musique or online at http://ticketbreak.com/event_details/5376

Friday November 9th:
Ottawa First Baptist Church
Special guests: Jim Bryson, Marie-Jo Thério, Marc Robert Nelson
Tickets: Vertigo Records, Legends, Ottawa Folklore Centre, Compact Music or online at
http://ticketbreak.com/event_details/5377

Saturday November 10th:
Sherbrooke Centennial Theatre, Bishop’s University
Special guests: Marie-Jo Thério, Charles-Antoine Gosselin (Harvest Breed)
Tickets: Musique City or online at http://centennialtheatre.ca

Sunday November 11th:
Quebec City Chalmers – Wesley United Church
Special guests: Louis-Jean Cormier (Karkwa), Marie-Jo Thério
Tickets: http://www.billetech.com/event/ND121111

Friday November 16th:
Guelph Dublin St. United Church
Special guests: Rich Burnett, Matt Masotti, Amy McCann
Tickets: The Beat Goes On, Folkway Music, Encore Records and X-Disc-C Music (Kitchener), The Record Works (Woodstock)
or online at http://ticketbreak.com/event_details/5378

Saturday November 17th:
Hamilton James Street Baptist Church
Special guests: Jacob Moon, Kirk Starkey, Andrew Aldridge, David Celia
Tickets: Art Gallery Of Hamilton, Dr. Disc, Cheapies, Records On Wheels (Dundas), Looney Tunes (Burlington) or online at
http://ticketbreak.com/event_details/5379

Sunday November 18th:
Toronto Randolph Theatre AKA Bathurst St. Theatre
Special guests: Mike Evin, Brent Jackson (The Junction) David Celia, Dave Matheson
Tickets: Rotate This, Soundscapes, Sonic Boom (Bloor) and online at http://ticketbreak.com/event_details/5287

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