(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. He has served as Queen’s and Consort’s Bard for the East Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism, and as a general in the First Bardic War.
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 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). He is the founder and co-moderator of the SCA Neurodiversity group on Facebook. Previously, he founded and co-moderated SCA Bardic Arts.
Drake’s SCA persona is an English composer and musician living in the sixteenth century. He has served as Bardic Champion for the Barony of Concordia of the Snows. Drake is a joint student of Master Toki Skáldagörvir of Æthelmearc and Master Peregrine the Illuminator of the East Kingdom. Previously, he had been apprenticed to Mesterno Tyzes Sofia (called Zsof) of the Midrealm, and studied under Maistre Lucien de Pontivy of the East Kingdom.