A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for Season Two of the Blaxhall Sessions.
We will be announcing Season Three soon in the hope that we will be able to throw open the doors to Blaxhall Village Hall once again, come September 2020.
These challenging times have really shown how adaptable and courageous we all are in so many different ways. Music and creativity have been given a fresh platform and audience through the good of the internet and we have found new ways of gathering together and sharing our skills and artistry.
The final session of Season two was to of been with the wonderful Luke Jackson. We have invited Luke back next year (hoorah)
and in the meantime, to help us through …
Luke has recorded a special half hour session for us all to enjoy . So settle down, pour yourself something to drink and pass the nibbles.
Big thanks. Stay safe.
As there is no interval in our virtual world session, please support Luke by visiting the shop on his website and buy him a pint when you next see him live …
“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 words.” – Acoustic Magazine
Luke Jackson is an un-pidgeonhole-able (is that a word?) singer songwriter who has travelled a fair few thousand miles around the British Isles. An accomplished performer who impresses from the outset and takes his audience on a shared journey with a full bus down the bye-ways of love, hope, sorrow, and melancholy via the service stations of folk, roots, blues, Americana and soul. Playing solo, as a duo with Andy Sharps or as a trio with Elliott Norris, he regularly tours Belgium, Netherlands, Germany as well as showcasing at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas, a residential songwriting train journey from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Montreal, Ontario in Canada. Luke also headlines with other artists such as Grammy award winning Amy Wadge, Folk Award winning duo Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar and NBCs The Voice star Rebecca Loebe. Luke’s latest recording is a full studio album “Journals” with an official release date of 8th November 2019. Journals is a collection of songs recorded over a 1 year+ period, to get the best, most organic sound. The songs are freshly penned for this album and feature Luke’s trademark story telling style along with social commentary and topical subjects also. All mixed and performed to produce his best work to date.
The Blaxhall Sessions came about as a result of several conversations in the Ship Inn between Alan (Alan Bearman Music) and JMP (FolkEast) about the local folk heritage , with the pub being very much at the heart of it all.These small, intimate gigs are special for artists and audience alike and truly memorable evenings have been made.