Luke Thompson nominated for Folk Tui

Travelling troubadour Luke Thompson has been nominated for NZ Music Award for Best Folk Album for his latest effort 'Hosts'.
The category, which sits aside from the main VNZMA ceremony, will be announced at the Auckland Folk Festival in January next year. Thompson is joined by finalists Graeme James with his debut album 'News From Nowhere' and industry vet Guy Wishart for his brilliant album 'West By North'.
Thompson, who sold up his possessions this year to travel Australia with his family in a caravan recorded 'Hosts' in snatches of small hours in a garage before leaving, using only an electric guitar and voice - the album beautifully channels the likes of early Bon Iver. Give it a spin below.
Good luck to all the finalists!