Wildwood Jack are a unique acoustic guitar and ukulele duo from Kent in the UK. Their melodic songs blend the acoustic guitar and ukulele with outstanding fingerstyle playing drawing influences from folk, country and world music.
"This is an accomplished duo. Not only is the musicianship excellent, the vocal delivery is spot on" FRANK HENNESSY BBC RADIO WALES "Songwriting at its finest ... melody rich, hook infused, lyrically sparkling, instantly attractive and wholly enduring" FOLK WORDS "Stylish road stories from some true wandering minstrels. An amazing Thornsett Road house concert from Wildwood Jack" LIVE AT THORNSETT ROAD, LONDON "Quality songwriting, engaging, uplifting and filled with memorable melodies" R2 MAGAZINE
After selling their home to hit the road the acoustic duo Wildwood Jack spend large parts of the year touring across the UK, Europe and New Zealand. Their stories and adventures are deeply rooted in their music and their songs speak of amazing journeys both real and imagined.
'Wildwood Jack' is their name for the independent spirit of music that knows no boundaries and their wide repertoire draws from an eclectic songbook as well as instrumentals and heartwarming original songs.
Their stories and adventures are intimately woven into their brand new album 'Liberty Ship' released on 1st March 2018. Bringing together the sound of folk, americana and world music the album also features legendary drummer Liam Genockey from 'Steeleye Span' on four of the tracks.
Wildwood Jack are husband and wife Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman, brought together by a love of music when they first met in 1991 at Hull University and they've been travelling on musical journeys ever since.
Settling in Hastings in East Sussex in 2002 they played in various musical projects from samba bands, ukulele sextets and a cabaret trio all the while gathering and writing songs with music taking them further and further afield.
From these travels and adventures they longed to hit the road full time and in June 2013 they sold up and began an inspirational journey thats taken them all over the UK, Europe and New Zealand. Playing at acoustic clubs, folk clubs, festivals, house concerts and even busking brings new people to their music.
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"Can't believe I got to hear you two play today; was such an amazing experience, was completely lost in your music. Thankyou so much"
"Wildwood Jack are the masters of stripped back music. Just beautifully performed and from the heart" Paul, Weston-Super-Mare
"Thankyou for a beautiful experience in Tonder 2016 and we love your CD"
Inger Marie, Arhus, Denmark
"Went and saw this duo yesterday evening. I know something good when I see it......however I would have to say......Wildwood Jack are....excellent !!!!" Pip Gilbert, Crookes Folk Club
"Thanks very much for a lovely evening at The Station last night, we really enjoyed it. Hope you'll be back in Whitby soon" Kath, Whitby
"Just loved you both this afternoon at The Anchor Wingham. Such a beautiful, mellow sound. Thankyou for making a lovely afternoon" Margaret, Wingham