Transatlantic Folk presents: Robert ‘Magpie’ Jackson

Published on: Wed, 06/10/2021 - 13:27

Transatlantic Folk presents: Robert ‘Magpie’ Jackson


With his stirring voice, wailing harmonica, and fingerpicking guitar, Robert Jackson is a dynamic singer-songwriter from Lichfield City.  Together with Mike Seal on upright bass, and Alfi Romeo on lead guitar, they deliver an enticing sound that pays tribute to the piedmont blues of Appalachia, merged with the more contemporary stylings of Peter Green, Bob Dylan, and Rory Gallagher.

Better known for his work with the duo ‘A Different Threadʼ, Jackson’s toe tapping blend of folk, country, and Americana has enthralled audiences from Berlin to New Orleans and gained the attention of both BBC and NPR radio. A poet and traveller at heart, Jacksonʼs though-provoking lyrics deal with romance, reckoning, and life on the open road.

Robert will be supported by Jake Morgan, a Bristol based singer-songwriter in the style of Bob Dylan and Tom Waits when they perform at The Hub at St Mary's.

Robert said: "We've all been starved of live music over the last year, so I'm grateful to get to bring this new line-up to my hometown and break the bread together."

A Hub spokesperson said: "Here at the Hub we love welcoming talented artists who are returning to their hometown to perform for us. Robert’s new line-up will definitely get your toes tapping again – it’s going to be a great night!"


Tickets for the show, at £15 are available online or pop in and see the team at The Hub.


Date: 23 Oct

Time: 8pm