Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 he was named Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year”
With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. In the last year Luke as been playing Festivals across Europe, along with playing solo shows in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany.
Luke released his brand new studio album, “Tall Tales and Rumours” in November 2016 and according to Acoustic Magazine, “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”- emphasising the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene!
What the critics say about Luke Jackson…
“If you think previous comparisons to Richard Thompson jump the gun, think again; because there’s something that sets this performance a discreet cut above the rest”, Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review
“A huge talent is emerging”, Acoustic Magazine
“Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice
and a strikingly individual vision”, Roots Magazine