Patrick Stefan on the disarming simplicity of Nick Drake
The Irish-Dutch singer-songwriter cites musical influences from Mali to Brazil. His new single Drinking Alone in the Moonlight is out now and his debut album Wayfare will be released in September
Patrick Stefan is an Irish-Dutch singer-songwriter, born in Clare and now based in Dublin. He has learned tribal songs in Mali, jazz guitar in Boston, folk singing in Helsinki and drumming in north Brazil. His new single Drinking Alone in the Moonlight takes its title from an eighth-century poem by the Chinese traveller Li Bai.
“[As] a fellow wanderer of the world and of the self, the simplicity of the words resonated with the solo ...