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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Humble Hymns and Sweeping Statements – Chris Wood performs latest album None the Wiser at The Met

On Friday 19 June, BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2011, Chris Wood comes to The Met to perform his latest album None The Wiser.

Chris Wood’s love of small things has made him one of England’s most vivid and arresting song writers who writes his own contemporary parables. The material for his latest album came from a 51 city tour with Joan Armatrading where Wood found himself eavesdropping on conversations from pound shops to tea rooms, army recruiting centres to hotel saunas collecting the poetry of recession. None The Wiser, his fourth solo album takes humble hymns and sweeping statements from Alzheimers to William Blake to create what could be his best album yet.


“***** The title track alone is a masterpiece” The Independent


Chris Wood has worked with a long list of artists, most recently Dizraeli, Billy Bragg and Eliza and Martin Carthy in Simon Emerson’s Imagined Village. His duet with Eliza contributed to the ‘Villager’s’ winning another Folk Award for Best Traditional Song.

Dubbed ‘the renaissance man of English folk (Irish Times) his work extends beyond songwriting into commissions for Radio 3 Between the Ears, Late Junction and The Essay. He has written for The Times and lectured at Newcastle and Limerick Universities. His setting of Blake’s Jerusalem features in Paul Gilroy’s lecture on poetry and music at Kings College London and Wood’s lyric Walk This World With Music is included in Michael Morpurgo’s latest collection.


“*****Wood has honed his songwriting to perfection here… heartbreaking purity.” The Express 


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