Luke Whittemore is a name that Americana lovers in the UK will soon get to know if they’ve not yet had the pleasure of hearing him. He releases his debut EP, Northern Town, on Gold Ship Records tomorrow (June 10th). Watch the video above of him performing Nothing Beyond This Northern Town.
Listening to him sing it’s hard to believe he hails from Nottingham. He’s certainly travelled around a fair bit, something that, in his case, has been great fuel for his songs. His lyrics are soulful and poetic and they have that personal connection you’d normally attribute to a storyteller, and he delivers it all with grace.
If working hard ain’t earning you a living
but the sweat from your brow it tastes like redemption
there ain’t nothing wrong with the fire in your heart
its your own satisfiedd mind that holds the key.
Try and catch him at one of his upcoming gigs, you’ll be all the richer for it…
UK Tour Dates
Jun 10 Robin 2, Bilston
Jun 18 Furthest From The Sea Festival, Derby
Jun 18 Rough Trade, Nottingham
Jul 03 The Hut, Corby
Jul 04 The Gladstone, London
Jul 05 Union Music Store Presents at The Con Clu w/ Sam Outlaw, Lewes
Jul 07 The Musician, Leicester
Jul 29 Saloon Stage @ Y Not Festival, Pikehall
Aug 07 Riverside Festival, Nottingham