An intriguingly varied selection of smart new songs for “grown ups” everywhere from a highly experienced artist in which each track carves out its own unique space through the clever use of children’s rhymes and female allegory. Issues of gender equality, addiction, upgraded homosapiens, child consumerism and President Trump are all explored via masterful acoustic folk encompassing humble woodnotes to syrupy synthesized twists. A salutatory reminder that folk songs can be inspirational, comforting even and needn’t be the preserve of the exponents of authenticity. Like his previous two albums, this is the sound of someone using diverse themes as a vehicle for self-realisation, and discovering that the traditional, experimental and personal can combine in such a way so as to harmonise everyday life for all ages.
Described by Songlines as “a future classic” and by Acoustic Magazine as “an enchanting delight” ★★★★ award-winning singer and composer brings his solo show and clockwork Polyphon machine to beautifully crated modern morality tales and intriguing instrumental music. A member of the Cara Dillon’s band Luke’s solo set was performed at Celtic Connections Festival and awarded an official showcase at this year’s US Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City.**** Songlines**** Acoustic Magazine**** The Guardian“Intense, poetical melodies.” R2 Magazine “Virtuoso melodeon music.” Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2