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Joel Frederiksen

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Interview: Joel Frederiksen

By Jayson Greene, Senior Editor

The contemplative, pastoral folk music of Nick Drake is oddly timeless. Listening to an album like Nick Drake's Pink Moon, it is difficult its creator anywhere other than perched beneath a shady tree in an English countryside, miles from civilization. It was this pre-modern whiff that attracted the operatic bass singer and lute player Joel Frederiksen. Frederiksen, a noted interpreter of Renaissance lute music, stumbled across Drake in his earlier coffee-shop folk-singer days, and never forgot… more »