Luke is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent in the UK. After Covid 19 halted all proceedings, Luke has kept himself busy over the past 18 months with online live shows and a very well received 7 track EP of songs written in lockdown called ‘Of The Time. As things open up again he is busy gigging for the rest of 2021 and starts 2022 with a prestigious opening slot on the Fairport Convention winter tour and many solo UK, Europe and USA shows in the pipeline. Read more about Luke here...

Journals reviewed in R2 Roots ‘n’ Reel Magazine November 2019

November 16, 2019 6:19 pm Comments Off on Journals reviewed in R2 Roots ‘n’ Reel Magazine November 2019

Still only 25, Luke Jackson’s fifth studio album is another set of his genre hopping songs performed in his remarkably soulful, deep brown voice. On ‘Journals’ Luke’s guitar is ably assisted by Andy Sharps on Bass and Elliott Norris on percussion, with occasional help from guest piano, but the focal point is always Luke’s charismatic vocal.
Immediately, Luke starts displaying his range of styles, ‘Honeycomb’ takes a blues route to ‘dream of something sweet’, ‘Home’ is a soulful ballad and ‘Aimee’ is a country tinged piece about a fleeting meeting. A tongue placed firmly in cheek produces ‘Cherry Picker’ about slow love – ‘nought to thirty in half a mile’- in his hydraulic crane to a strong blues rock groove. ‘Baby Boomers’ is just Luke and his electric guitar riffing on the state of the world, while he shifts to gentle guitar and piano for ‘A Queen In Her Own Way’, a lovely song for his late Grandmother. The only cover is a nicely reflective take on ‘Who Knows Where The Time Goes?’, Sandy Denny’s rather overdone classic. ‘Journals’ is an excellent album from a very special singer with a great repertoire, fully confirming his star potential beyond the folk scene.

Ian Croft

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