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Nick Drake’s short life produced a modest catalogue of some truly remarkable songs. DeeperCuts presents a nice mix of
Nick’s tunes, fantastic covers of Nick’s music, and a song covered by Nick early in his career.
Enjoy the show.

The focus of DeeperCuts is to present artists and music from various eras and genres, from the obscure, to the forgotten, to music by well known musicians, tunes that simply flew under the radar. (example: “great music not often heard”)

I was inspired to spotlight the late British musician Nick Drake for many reasons. First and foremost, he was a visionary songwriter, who sang with a muted, subtly expressive voice. Nick was a multi-instrumentalist who became a master in the finger picking style of guitar playing.

Nick’s mental health issues did not dovetail with societal norms of the day, contributing to near total isolation at the end of his young life, which led to his death by an overdose of pills at age 26. My Nephew Sean had similar mental and physical health struggles, and intentionally ended his life by OD’ing on pills also.

I believe Nick Drake simply wanted recognition for who he was, and sadly, was unable to connect with his Family and his peers. I am so glad that contemporary artists see Nick Drake for the genius that he was, and are continuing to to insure that his music carries on, now and in the future.
– John Jackson

*show #35

~ playlist

1- Cello Song
Nick Drake
Five Leaves Left
1969

2- Pink Moon
Misja Fitzgerald, Nicolas Repac, Me’shell Ndegeocello
Time Of No Reply
2012

3- Voices
The Wandering Hearts
The Endless Coloured Ways: The Songs Of Nick Drake
2023

4- Northern Sky
Christel Alsos & Claudia Scott
Hver Gang Vi Motes (Sesong 7)
2018

5- One Of These Things First
Nick Drake
Bryter Later
1971

6- Been Smoking Too Long
Alison Faith Levy
Stars Fell
2002

7- Time Of No Reply
Joe Henry & Me’shell Ndegeocello
The Endless Coloured Ways: The Songs Of Nick Drake
2023

8- Blues Run The Game (Peel Session)
Jackson C. Frank
Remastered & Unreleased
2015

9- Which Will
Lucinda Williams
Sweet Old World
1992

10- And The Chime Of the City Clock
Nick Drake
Bryter Later
1971

11- Black Eyed Dog
Ben Harper And Rhiannon Giddens
East Of East Nashville (Volume One)
2020

12- Clothes Of Sand
Birch Book
Tomorrow’s Sun Will Rise The Same
2015

13- Poor Boy
Nadia Reed
The Endless Coloured Ways: The Songs Of Nick Drake
2023

14- Three Hours (alternate version)
Nick Drake
Made To Love Magic (released 2004)
1969

=thank you for listening=

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