Young folk star to perform in Carperby

One of the best young talents on the folk scene will play Carperby Village Institute on Saturday.

Organisers Carperby Concerts say that Luke Jackson is a singer/songwriter from Kent with an extraordinary voice and style.

A BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards double nominee in 2013, he was also winner of Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year” in 2014 and again in 2016.

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The Carperby gig will be a special night as Luke will be performing with drummer Connor Downs and bassist Andy Sharps.

Luke has built an enviable reputation through his solo shows, festival appearances and as an opening act for such luminaries as Show of Hands, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman and Glen Tilbrook from Squeeze.

He has just finished his third series of joint headline shows with Grammy Award winner Amy Wadge, followed by a return to the USA for the International Folk Alliance conference.

His recent album, “Tall Tales and Rumours” received universal critical acclaim, and one 5 star review, described it as “a brilliant, thoughtful album – Jackson shows talent beyond his years”.  

Luke Jackson sings with an extraordinarily rich voice and possesses a guitar technique astonishing for one so young…a performer of rare promise” –  Steve Knightley, Show of Hands.

Tickets are £13 in advance and £15 on the door.

Richmondshire Today readers can get a £2 discount on tickets on the door. Just say ‘Richmondshire Today discount ‘ to claim the reduction or call 01969 663808 for advance tickets or further details.

All profits will go to Yorkshire Cancer Research.