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Mark Radcliffe dedicates this week's live programme to the music of the influential and enigmatic Nick Drake, who would have turned 65 today.

During his lifetime, Nick's career stuttered and stalled, hampered to varying degrees by his depression and reluctance to perform in public. But decades after his tragic death at the age of 26, his music would find a wide and reverent audience.

Nick Drake left relatively little music behind; only three 'proper' studio albums were recorded. But those recordings were beautiful, heavy with meaning and mood and, ultimately, very influential on subsequent generations of like-minded songwriters.

On this week's Folk Show, Mark Radcliffe is joined by Joe Boyd - who produced two of Nick's albums for Island Records, as well as records for Fairport Convention, The Incredible String Band and Pink Floyd - to reflect on Nick Drake's life and legacy.

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57 minutes

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Wed 19 Jun 2013 19:00

BBC Music Presents… Arena: American Epic

BBC Music Presents… Arena: American Epic

Extracts and performances from a series celebrating the pioneers of American roots music.