I went to this small gig as a farewell to our friends, as she has many memories and associations with Luka Bloom. This particular night, He was in typically fine form - starting early to squeeze in all of his 2 hour set, and rollicking along with much energy and banter with the audience - somewhat more than he gave at his last London gig at Bush Hall last year.

For such simple music, its incredible how enjoyable it is. From his crystal clean guitar sound, to his melodies and singing, theres alot to like. One of my friends called him ‘the Irish Paul Kelly‘, and I must admit, he’s got the same hard working, honest approach to music, which is a breath of fresh air. (Even if he was forced by some persistant fan to play ‘I Need Love’, which, understandably doesnt make an appearance often… :)

This recording is for Beth…

heres a sample from the night:


One Response to “Luka Bloom - Jazz Cafe, 14 November, 2009”

  1. Dirk Says:


    As a longtime admirer of Luka’s music and collector of his music (official and non-official) I would like to hear this complete concert (if possible). I’ve taped so many myself and have loads of video stuff as well. Look at my youtube page if interested.

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