Jon Boden, a master of English Folk, to play at Cambridge Junction
PUBLISHED: 08:45 05 May 2017
Jon Boden, lead singer and arranger for the award-winning band Bellowhead, favourites at Cambridge Folk Festival over the past few years, will be at Cambridge Junction on Tuesday, May 9.
Over 12 years, Bellowhead, the eleven piece, regarded as a progressive folk juggernault, playing traditional English music, was a hot favourite on the folk scene.
Boden has won eleven BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, more than any other artist. His first instrument is the fiddle and he is a leading proponent of English traditional fiddle style” and also of “fiddle singing”, both of which he employed in Bellowhead, in the duo Spiers and Boden, and previously as a member of Eliza Carthy’s Ratcatchers.
Boden also fronts his own band the Remnant Kings, put together in 2009. In 2010 he launched an ambitious project to record and deliver A Folk Song A Dayon line, aiming to inspire others to build a repertoire of songs and engage in social singing. All 365 songs are now available on iTunes, Spotify and YouTube, as well as on the www.afolksongaday.com website.
Boden holds a master’s degree in Musical Theatre and has worked on numerous, prestigious theatrical productions, including two plays with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2012 Jon 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.
In 2015 he announced that he had decided to leave Bellowhead and just over a year ago, on May 1, 2016, the band played their final gig.
Though he is widely respected as a highly accomplished interpreter of traditional song, Jon has a musical repertoire which extends far beyond the boundaries of just one genre.
8pm tickets £22.50 adv from 01223 511511 or junction.co.uk