Lydia Luce ~ Folk Ingénue

Lydia Luce at Bush Hall, London, 1st October 2019
Photograph: Cloudwatcheruno © 2019

Lydia Luce was a revelation at Bush Hall, 1st October 2019. On one of the wettest days since records began, out on to the stage came a musical light to shine a path through this torrential storm.

‘Helen’ performed by Lydia Luce at Bush Hall, London, 1st October 2019
Video: Cloudwatcheruno © 2019

Lydia may not have been the headline act on this night but she certainly stole the show with her fiddle playing, lyrics to die for and ethereal voice. A voice that carries all the emotional power of an artist who connects with you through all the noise that is the Nashville machine. It’s not manufactured, it’s not middle of the road, this is an authentic original soul.

Lydia Luce at Bush Hall, London, 1st October 2019
Photograph: Cloudwatcheruno © 2019

Music is in Lydia’s veins, it’s in her soul, she lives and breathes it, she brings it to life from her imagination and in doing so opens up a whole new universe of folk tinged lyrics that have the quality of dreams brought into flesh.

‘Sausalito’ by Lydia Luce, it already has had over 10 million plays on Spotify.

Listening to Lydia performing you were transported to another world, a world of heartbreak and enduring love that shows an indomitable spirit to survive.

Lydia Luce performing live at Bush Hall, London, 1st October 2019
Video: Cloudwatcheruno © 2019

Finishing off her set you were left hungry for more of Lydia’s music. More of the passion that she had enthused with her songs about Volcanoes and Cities.

That’s me in the front row capturing the ethereal magicand beauty of Lydia Luce at Bush Hall, London, 1st October 2019.
Photograph: Lydia Luce © 2019

It’s only a matter of time before Lydia Luce is the headline act and her music reaches more fans of folk and country music. Here’s hoping she brings her ethereal magic back soon to these shores.

With Lydia Luce at Bush Hall, London, 1st October 2019
Photograph: Cloudwatcheruno © 2019