Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake/ Vashti Bunyan 2010 UK tour

Posted: 23rd November 2009
Scott Matthews

Besotted with all sounds acoustic and folky, as future appearances by Alasdair Roberts, Eliza Carthy or even The Graham Coxon Power Acoustic Ensemble will testify, The Barbican will soon play host to 'Way to Blue', an evening celebrating the songs of Nick Drake, the "out-of-this-world"(sadly literally) songwriting wiz. So, on 22nd January, grateful musical "peers" including Green Gartside, Teddy Thompson, Krystle Warren Robyn Hitchcock and Vashti Bunyan will revisit Nick Drake's small but powerful repertoire (all three of his studio albums are must-haves), under the guidance of revered bassist, Danny Thomspon, who played on many of Drake's recordings.

As for Vashti Bunyan, another prominent figure of 70s dream folk (praised by contemporary acts such as Devendra Banhart, Piano Magic or Massive Attack), take note of her upcoming tour, with appearances at the Celtic Connections in Glasgow on Jan 20th, Brighton Dome (Jan 21st), Warwick Arts Centre (Jan 23rd), as well as St Georges in Bristol (Apr 8th), Leeds' Howard Assembly Room (Apr 9th), Brighton's St Georges Church(Apr 10tH) , Union Chapel in London (Apr 11th) , Manchester's RNCM Concert Hall (May 2nd) and Bracknell South Hill Park Arts Centre (May 4th) - tickets to be purchased from with the hosting venues.

Tickets for 'Way To Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake' cost £15.00 to £25.00, on sale now.

Solange Moffi