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. In 2019 he was awarded two honorary doctorates and made Doctor of Music by Durham University and Doctor of the University by the Open University.
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.
- 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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