September 27, 1979, Nashville, Tennessee.
Drake grew up on 40 acres of land that had been in his family for three generations.
While studying Sacred Music at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, he became interested in sustaining the church’s hymnody, and developed a love for poetry.
In 2001, he went to pursue postgraduate studies in Musicology at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he graduated with a M.Mus. degree in 2003. As of 2006, he was pursuing his Ph.D. on late 15th Century Latin motets.
He teaches Humanities and Music Theory at Grove City College, Pennsylvania, and worships at the Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church in Harrisville.