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Chris Wood – Tour starts March 2nd

Feb 28, 2019

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables.

A self-taught musician, composer and songwriter, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his songwriting has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as “Anon”.

His most recent album ‘So Much to Defend’ has received wide critical acclaim and includes reflections on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, Cook-in Sauce and, not least, the Gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society.

   “Nobody comes even close to equaling his bird’s-eye-view.” THE IRISH TIMES 

Hollow Point; his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles Menezez, won a BBC Folk Award (he’s won six.) and emphatically secured Wood’s place as a serious speech-master  for the unofficial history of England.Collaborators,  include Martin Carthy, Dizraeli, Billy Bragg, Andy Cutting, Andy Irvine, Karine Polwart, Jean Francois Vrod, The Imagined Village, Hugh Lupton, Martin Butler and many others.

On stage Chris has the air of a craftsman who no longer needs to be precious about his art. Without any apparent effort he reaches deep into an enviable repertoire of songs before revealing another gem.

“… at art school they said I had a remarkable eye for trivia, like it was a bad thing.”


Catch him live in March at the following venues:

Cecil Sharp House
London, United Kingdom


Wed, MAR 06
The Acorn
Penzance, United Kingdom
Thu, MAR 07
The George Hotel
South Molton, United Kingdom
Fri, MAR 08
Poole, United Kingdom
Sat, MAR 09
Folk in the Barn – Waterstones
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Thu, MAR 14
Stop @ The Music Hall
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Fri, MAR 15
Roots Music Club
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Sat, MAR 16
Under the Edge Arts
Wotton-under-edge, United Kingdom
Sun, MAR 17
The Forge at the Anvil
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Mon, MAR 18
Colchester Folk Club
Colchester, United Kingdom
Tue, MAR 19
The Stables-Stage 2
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom




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