Wednesday, March 27, 2013

At last, Molly Drake.


Back in October 2007, I had the opportunity to visit the Egyptian Theater to see the Nick Drake documentary A Skin Too Few, presented in part by Drake's sister, Gabrielle. During the event, Gabrielle played a tape of piano recordings by her mother, Molly, taking care to note Molly's influence on her son's music and acknowledging that a collection of her recordings would eventually see the light of day. More than five years later, Molly Drake's home-recorded music is available to the public.

Listen to samples of the album here.

Last weekend, WNYC re-broadcast a marvelous podcast about Nick and Molly Drake, originally recorded in April 2012. Have a listen at wnyc.org.

And, truly, buy this record.

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