Luke Jackson

Luke Jackson

Saturday 23rd July 2016

Luke Jackson is a young Roots 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. With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He was also winner of Fatea’s 'Male Artist of the Year 2014'.

Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook, Sarah Jarosz and Lucy Ward.

He has also completed two short tours of Scotland, which this year included playing at both the highly regarded Belladrum and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. He has recenty undertaken his first tour of Europe taking in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany. This was followed by a prestigious support slot on the Marillion tour to end 2014 and he has started 2015 with a series of joint headline shows with Amy Wadge.

'Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing'
Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2

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