The Unthanks are a traditional folk trio from the Tyne and Wear region in the north east of England. Diversions Volume 4 is a collection of recordings of the songs and poems of Molly Drake, the mother of 70s folk artist Nick Drake.
from the press release:
"A wistful mother makes some simple home recordings in her family sitting room during the 1950s. Little could she
have known that decades later, a daughter would become a successful actress, and her son one of the most poetic
and influential songwriters ever. Less still, that more than sixty years later, the dust would be blown off her song
collection, firstly in 2013 with the release of her own recordings, and now by The Unthanks, who believe her work is
extraordinary enough to rank alongside and independently of her brilliant son, Nick Drake."