Nick Drake "Day Is Done" (cover by Ron Sexsmith) / "Fly" (cover by Oh Susanna) (live videos)
Published Nov 05, 2012The previously announced "Songs of Nick Drake" tribute tour is currently touring in Ontario and Quebec, and to give you a taste of what these guest-heavy gigs have to offer, here are a pair of live videos from the performances so far.
During the November 3 show at Knox Presbyterian Church in Stratford, ON, Ron Sexsmith performed "Day Is Done." Watch the live footage below to see Sexsmith strumming his acoustic guitar while backed by a string section, who help him to recapture the lush arrangement from 1969's Five Leaves Left.
Also from that show is live footage of Oh Susanna performing "Fly." This arrangement is a little more spare than Sexsmith's, but the guitar, bass and violin are similar to the instrumentation of the original from 1970's Bryter Layter.
See the tour schedule for more tribute shows here.