Some good old fashioned folk-blues today from rising UK star Luke Jackson – another of the acts I’ve cribbed from the Telegraph’s best folk albums of 2015 list.
Barely out of his teens but with the rich resonant sound of a 50-something who’s spent a career on the road slugging Jim Beam, Jackson is a revelation. His latest EP This Family Tree is worth a full listen from top to bottom, as it fuses a collection of styles and sentiments, but this is (for me) the best tune on the whole thing. It’s called Ain’t No Trouble and it’s a sleazy Americana blues track filled with dirty guitars, beautiful smoky vocals and memories of a thousand Deep South roadhouse dives.
I can’t recommend this enough. It’s awesome stuff. Go listen.
(unfortunately I could only find an acoustic session version on YouTube, but it’s still phenomenal.)