Saturday September 7th, 7.30 pm., doors open 7.00 pm.
Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, OX7 6AG
Tickets : £12.00 in advance £14.00 on the door available from:
Luke Jackson 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 Fatea’s “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.
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 Loebe’s 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.
What They Say
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 wordsAcoustic Magazine
Jackson is one of the most dynamic and exciting live performers of his generationFolk Radio UK
Luke Jackson sings with an extraordinarily rich voice and possesses a guitar technique astonishing for one so young. I first heard him sing four years ago and even then his songwriting suggested a performer of rare promiseSteve Knightley, Show of Hands
The Mad Marston Hares
The Mad Marston Hares are a expressive acoustic trio (fiddle, guitar/banjo, and vocal/cajon) who play songs and tunes from America, Scotland and Ireland. From bluegrass to ballads, old time Appalachian to Western swing. They have performed at the Rabbit Hole Festival, the Unicorn Folk Club, the Oxford Folk Club, and the Oxford folk weekend.
Mellow and movingOxford Daily Info 7/2018