"Every so often a new voice emerges, one so stunning that it knocks you sideways. Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words."
Luke is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. He was also winner of Fateas Male Artist of the Year 2014 and 2016 and his live album Solo:Duo:Trio was voted 2018 Album of the Year by Laurel Canyon.
Over the past few years he has steadily developed a reputation for himself in the Folk, Roots, Americana & Acoustic circuits, either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook and Sarah Jarosz .
As well as playing solo, Luke also performs as a Duo or Trio. In addition to the UK, he regularly tours across Europe playing in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. In 2016 and 2017 he visited the USA to play at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas and again in early 2019 when the conference was held in Ontario, Canada. Luke has completed several joint headline tours with Grammy Award winning songwriter Amy Wadge, with Folk Award winning duo Greg Russel and Ciaran Algar and American singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe.
His debut album More Than Boys, produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow up Fumes and Faith in early 2014. In 2015 he released a 7 track EP with his trio, This Family Tree, which was described in a 5 star Maverick review as Two words. Bloody brilliant and it further reflected his development as both a writer and performer
November 2016 saw the release of Lukes 3rd full studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours to universal critical acclaim, which Maverick, in a 5 star review, described as a brilliant, thoughtful album Jackson shows talent beyond his years. Whilst Acoustic Magazine noted Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words
In February 2018 Luke put out his first live album Solo:Duo:Trio which again was enthusiastically received, with Mike Harding noting Thats got to be one of the
most faultless live recordings ever in my opinion- hes a great songwriter with a great voice and boy can he sing the blues
Already in 2019 Luke has been back to the Folk Alliance Conference held in Canada, performed a select run of dates with Amy Wadge, had solo, duo and trio shows and has a co write song Lake Louise released on Rebecca Loebes 2019 album Give Up Your Ghosts.
Luke remains an ever present in the live music scene, gigging relentlessly all over the United Kingdom and Europe, with plans for his first tour of the USA later this year.
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