Back in January, Lisa Hannigan, Vashti Bunyan, Robyn Hitchcok, and others played a short string of UK dates on the “Way To Blue: Songs of Nick Drake” tour, celebrating the late, great singer’s work with a full orchestra. The tribute shows were curated by Drake’s original producer and string arranger, Joe Boyd and the late Robert Kirby, respectively.
Low quality videos inevitably hit the Web soon thereafter, which, though the performances sounded amazing, I opted not to share until we had something more presentable. Good news! The BBC aired a special program on Drake with professionally shot coverage from one of the shows. UK readers can watch their stream here, but those of us on the other side of the pond don’t have access, so enjoy some of my favorite performances that have been hit the Internets below: