Jon Boden Biography (Wikipedia)
Jon Boden (born 17 March 1977) is a singer, composer and musician, best known as lead singer and main arranger of Bellowhead. His first instrument is the fiddle and he is a proponent of "English traditional fiddle style" and also of "fiddle singing", both of which he employed in Bellowhead, in the duo Spiers & Boden, and previously as a member of Eliza Carthy’s Ratcatchers.
Boden has been the recipient of 11 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, more than any other musician.
Boden also fronts his own band the Remnant Kings, put together in 2009 to perform his post-apocalyptic song cycle Songs From The Floodplain. He has also made contributions as a fiddler, singer and guitarist, to two albums with Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party.
In 2010 he launched a project to record and deliver A Folk Song A Day on line, aiming to inspire others to build a repertoire of songs and engage in social singing.
Boden holds a master's degree in Musical Theatre and has worked on theatrical productions, including two plays with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2012 he was commissioned to create a stage show based on The Ballad Of Little Musgrave And Lady Barnard as part of the Benjamin Britten centenary celebrations.
- Folk star Jon Boden enchants with a hauntingly beautiful fireside balladhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p058lbk8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p058lbk8.jpg2017-07-13T17:10:00.000ZFormer Bellowhead front man Jon Boden gives a sneak preview of his forthcoming album, performing 'Fires of Midnight' live on In Tune.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p058l9py
Folk star Jon Boden enchants with a hauntingly beautiful fireside ballad
- Listen to Jon Boden in session for World on 3https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04c8zwq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04c8zwq.jpg2016-10-17T10:02:00.000ZFormer Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden performs solo on World on 3https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04c90dw
Listen to Jon Boden in session for World on 3
- Folksinger Jon Boden performs All Hang Down as he begins his first ever solo tourhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p044bnht.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p044bnht.jpg2016-08-11T12:18:00.000ZThe 11-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner performs live on In Tune.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p044bnjv
Folksinger Jon Boden performs All Hang Down as he begins his first ever solo tour
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