Luke Jackson has been steadily building a name for himself since his debut album ‘More Than The Boys’ was released in 2013. Indeed, he has been nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and picked up rave reviews from the press.
This live album was recorded in Canterbury last October and the set builds gradually from just Luke and his guitar, to a six song run as a trio that completes this live album. It works well and highlights the undoubted vocal and songwriting talents of Luke. Highlights include ‘Last Train/Blowin’ In The Wind’ – the segue into the Bob Dylan classic works seamlessly from Luke’s haunting tale of war – and the funky/pop vibe on ‘Is It Me?’. Proof if any was needed, that he has the ability to transcend genres with his musical ideas be it folk, blues or more straight ahead pop fuelled songs.
Luke Jackson impresses greatly on this live recording and he is certain to gain in popularity and recognition as he has the songs and talent in abundance. Impressive. ****
Review by Jason Ritchie
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