Frank’s eponymous 1965 album (reissued by Earth in 2014) was produced by Paul Simon after he was impressed with seeing Frank play at folk clubs in England. It is said Frank was so shy during the recording that he asked to be shielded by screens so that those present; Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel and Al Stewart could not see him, he declared, “I can’t play, you’re looking at me.” It’s a sentiment that can be heard in the eventual recordings; though Frank’s work is nothing short of exquisite, there is certainly a delicacy – a sadness – that belies a life that played out in a notably mournful way. Frank’s story, but more importantly his music, has since become the stuff of legend, with everyone from Nick Drake to Laura Marling to Earth’s own Bert Jansch covering his songs.