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Pop music spotlight: Nick Drake tribute

  • Article by: JON BREAM
  • Star Tribune
  • April 19, 2013 - 2:24 PM

NICK DRAKE TRIBUTE

Tuesday: British singer/songwriter Nick Drake was a brilliant, brooding, stage-fearing, depressive loner who become more famous after his death. He made only three albums from 1969 to ’72, but those works, especially the finale “Pink Moon,” have elevated him to revered status, with his dark, solitary and often bleak work often cited as the inspiration for many musicians, including the Cure, Kate Bush and Lucinda Williams. He will be saluted by several Twin Cities musicians, including Mason Jennings, Steve Tibbetts and Haley Bonar, as well as esteemed music-biz executive Joe Boyd, who produced Drake along with Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd and many others. Boyd, who just produced a new Drake tribute album (featuring Robyn Hitchcock, Lisa Hannigan and others), will also give a presentation and do a Q&A. (7:30 p.m. Tue. $10. Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. 612-338-2674.)

Jon Bream

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