Name: Nick Drummond
Genre: Alt-Folk Singer-Songwriter
From: Seattle
Booking: Carol Tingstad
Contact: webpage / facebook / twitter / instagram

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

PRESS PHOTO (credit: Benjamin Drummond)


01 Roll On
02 Love
03 Lady Lake
04 Rivulet
05 How Strange
06 Whistling Wind
07 Messin’ Up
08 Waiting for the Dawn
09 Runes
10 You Will
11 Firefly

“My longtime love left me at the beginning of writing this record, but this is not a breakup album in my view. There’s some pain, for sure, but this is a recovery album,” says Nick Drummond, who is preparing to release his first solo album Follow the Rivulets following a handful of years fronting Seattle band The Senate, earning praise along the way from Garrison Keillor (“brilliantly Dionysian”) and Seattle Weekly (“mesmerizing”), among others. “It is about rebirth and rejuvenation, the salvation we find in the company of dear friends, the refuge we find in love and in ourselves, and the peace we find in simple acts like wondering at the stars.”

Follow the Rivulets is about loss, it is about heartache, but it is also about a stubborn cheerfulness,” Drummond reflects. This 11-song collection “feels like my way of processing change, or of understanding what I’m feeling before I’m ready to actually feel it.” The solo debut — recorded and co-produced by Nathan Yaccino, mixed by Luc Weytjens at ToneKitchen in Belgium, mastered by Brad Blackwood — will be out on CD and digital formats on April 10th with a release show in Seattle at 7pm that night at Tractor Tavern.

“I was able to bring in the musicians to best compliment the songs instead of making the song fit the band,” says Drummond, whose supporting musicians include Oliver Franklin on guitar, Ehssan Karimi on drums and Hang, and Eric Robert on keys, with Mark Mattrey sitting in on bass for the live show. “These guys helped me to craft an album I’m really proud of. We’ve developed a chemistry over years of playing in The Senate, and now we get to take that energy and apply it to an album that hasn’t been performed much.”

Drummond has been a performing songwriter for over 10 years, selling out multi-night runs at Seattle’s Triple Door and Dimitirou’s Jazz Alley with The Senate. His influences include AfroPop, Paul Simon, rhythmic intricacies of Jonny Clegg and Miriam Makeba, Vivaldi and Bach. As a bored high school student, Drummond would sneak off and sit in the school’s greenhouse to play guitar. “I’ve been doing this as long as I can remember.”