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Luke Jackson

Luke Jackson

Jun 23rd 2018 @ Cafe #9

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
7:30 PM
Cafe #9
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 RSVP
REALLY excited (as I know some of you are!!) to welcome Luke Jackson back to Cafe#9 after his spellbinding support to Jack Harris last month.

Luke 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.

Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots 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 and Germany and in 2016 and 2017 visited the USA to play at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas. 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.

His debut album 'More Than Boys', produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow up 'Fumes and Faith' in early 2014. In 2015 he released a 7 track EP with his trio, 'This Family Tree', which was described in a 5 star Maverick review as Two words. Bloody brilliant and it further reflected his development as both a writer and performer

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Amit Dattani is a singer songwriter known for his unique brand of roots-driven guitar and striking lyrical originality. Behind his raconteur spirit lies superb musicianship, nimble finger-picking and a versatility which has garnered a strong reputation on the live circuit, with over ten years performing across the UK and Europe under his belt.

Having played guitar, banjo and lap slide guitar in a number of roots bands across the Midlands, Amit has released his debut solo album - a collection of stripped back songs with just guitar and voice, garnering attention from the likes of Americana UK and fRoots, radio play on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 and a nomination for 'Best Folk Act' from the BMA Awards.

Amit has shared the stage with the likes of Charlie Parr, John Smith, Blind Boy Paxton, Willy Vlautin, Kathryn Williams and Mark Morris

"Echoes of John Fahey and Leo Kottke" - Roots and Branches
"A fantastic picker!" - Charlie Parr
Simple, sincere and authentic Folking
This is among the year's finest debut albums Folk Radio UK
Terrific country blues - recommended fRoots
His deft touch and warm, gentle vocals take the listener on one enjoyable journey after another Flyin Shoes
It has been a while since a master musician such as Amit Dattani has reminded us of just how full a sound one man with one guitar can create Blues Matters
Each song is a nugget in a seam of precious stuff, hand hewn and lovingly put together AmericanaUK