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Caracol: tribute to Nick Drake

Nick_drake_Time_of_No_Reply.jpgDuring his lifetime, British singer and songwriter Nick Drake had some success with his poetic folk-rock. He recorded his first album at just 20 years old.

But the albums didn't live up to expectations or hopes. And he suffered increasingly from mental illness. At just 26, he died of a drug overdose.

But his story doesn't end there.His music was rediscovered slowly over the decades. Compilations were reissued, biographies and articles were written, and documentaries were made. Then, in 2000, a Volkswagen ad doubled his total sales of the song Pink Moon in just 3 weeks.

Now there's another special tribute show - this time crossing Canada. In Quebec, local musicians will join in for shows in Sherbrooke, Quebec City and Montreal (dates, times and places below).

Caracol.jpgCarole Facal, whose stage name is Caracol, is one of the performers and she told Sonali Karnick why she loves Nick Drake's music (so much so that she"s doing the concert even at the end of her pregnancy!).


Thurs, November 8th - MONTREAL at the Ukrainian National Federation
Special Guests: Caracol, Marie-Jo Thério, Louis-Jean Cormier (Karkwa), Kim Bingham
Tickets: Cheap Thrills, Phonopolis, Atom Heart Musique, or,

Sat, November 10th - SHERBROOKE at Centennial Theatre, Bishop's University
Special Guests: Marie-Jo Thério, Charles-Antoine Gosselin (Harvest Breed)
Tickets: Musique City or online at,

Sun November 11th - QUEBEC CITY at Chalmers-Wesley United Church
Special Guests: Louis-Jean Cormier (Karkwa), Marie-Jo Thério


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