Creative Review New Music
Krystle Warren will be appearing alongside Green Gartside, Lisa Hannigan, Teddy Thompson, Robyn Hitchcock, Scott Matthews and Vashti Bunyan in Way To Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake tour in January 2010.
Nick Drake’s obscurity during his lifetime now seems in inverse proportion to his influence and fame today. Only after his death, age 26, in 1975, did his music begin to reach a substantial audience.
This concert, curated by Drake’s original producer Joe Boyd, brings together renowned contemporary singers interpreting Nick’s songs on ‘Way To Blue’ with many of the string arrangements from Drake’s songs and a band led by Kate St John and anchored by bassist Danny Thompson, who played on many of Drake’s recordings.
Way To Blue – The Songs of Nick Drake:
Wed 20 January – Glasgow Celtic Connections – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Thurs 21 January – Brighton Dome
Fri 22 January – Barbican Centre
Sat 23 January – Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick
Krystle will be playing a free solo showcase in London, in the intimate coffee shop at Ray’s Jazz Café, above Foyles.
Tuesday 19th January – Ray’s Jazz (above Foyles) , 113-119 Charing Cross Road
Krystle Warren hails from Kansas City and learned to play the guitar by listening to Rubber Soul and Revolver. Her tastes range from Rufus Wainwright to Betty Carter, Willie Nelson to Nina Simone and she’s toured the US with Martha Wainwright, Zap Mama, Rodrigo & Gabriela and Erykah Badu.