Drake Oranwood (Eric Schrager, he/him) is a singer, songwriter, producer, lutenist, and medieval enthusiast who brings modern sensibilities to original songs set long ago and far away.
In the Society for Creative Anachronism, Drake is part of the bardic community, where original and period performances are shared at fire circles and waysides for weary travelers. (The general SCA term for an individual vocal performer is a bard). Drakes persona is an English composer and musician living in the sixteenth century. Drake is currently serving as Queens Bard for the East Kingdom.
Drake is currently at work on his second solo album, "Hold the Door Open", for a planned 2021 release. Drake co-produced and was featured on 2017s Sing for the East, a collection album of artists from the SCAs East Kingdom. His first solo album, Hidden Gold, was released in 2015.
In the SCA, most of what we do is live performance. I've become a concert performer, as well as a competitive bardic champion.
Sharing the stage with Heather Dale at the Pennsic War was an incredible experience, first when she invited me to be a featured guest at her concert, and again a couple years later when she performed "Tam Lin of the Elves" with me at mine. Having artists such as Ken and Lisa Theriot and Efenwealt Wystle onstage with me for my concerts has also been incredible.
Heather Dale, Ken and Lisa Theriot, S.J. Tucker, Heather Alexander, Leslie Fish.