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.
Drake co-produced and was featured on 2017’s Sing for the East, a collection album of artists from the SCA’s East Kingdom. He is producing two tracks for a limited-run Bardic Sampler CD to be sold at the Pennsic War this summer.
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.