Drake Oranwood (Eric Schrager) is a singer, songwriter, producer, lutenist, and medieval enthusiast who brings modern sensibilities to original songs set long ago and far away. (Facebook | YouTube | Spotify | Soundcloud | Twitter)
Drake co-produced and was featured on 2017’s Sing for the East, a collection album of artists from the SCA’s East Kingdom. His first solo album, Hidden Gold, was released in 2015.
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). Drake’s persona is an English minstrel living in the sixteenth century. Drake is apprenticed to Mistress Sofia Tyzes (called Zsof) of the Midrealm, and studied previously under Maistre Lucien de Pontivy of the East Kingdom. Drake has served as Bardic Champion for the Barony of Concordia of the Snows.
Performing “Tam Lin of the Elves” with Heather Dale at Drake’s 2015 Pennsic concert. Photo credit: Suzan Longo.
Performing “Hidden Gold” with Efenwealt Wystle on guitar, at Drake’s 2015 Pennsic concert. Photo credit: Suzan Longo.
Performing “What if a day” on Lute Guitar at King’s & Queen’s Bardic Champions in 2018.
Performing “I’m Hunchbacked” with Bird the Bard at Drake’s 2017 Pennsic concert.
Debut performance of “We Are the East” and King’s & Queen’s Bardic Champions in 2016.
Performing “Lady of the Rose” at Drake’s 2015 Pennsic concert. Left to right: Baroness Gwendolyn the Graceful, Kirsa Miese, Drake, Lady Olivia Baker, and THL Faye de Trees. Photo credit: Suzan Longo.