Luke Jackson

Award: Career Development Bursary

Year: 2015

Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Instrument/voice type: Singer songwriter

Location: South East

Website: www.lukepauljackson.com

Luke is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and Young Folk Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity, and according to Acoustic Magazine, he’s “an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson”

He has toured Europe, taking in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, and released 3 critically acclaimed CDs..the most recent with a trio in April 2015, named as one of the top folk albums of the year by The Telegraph and awarded 5 stars by Maverick magazine.

With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs he is one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene!

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