Chris Wood started his musical career as a choirboy, teaching himself the guitar and violin. As well as working independently, he has also had many successful...Read More
Chris Wood started his musical career as a choirboy, teaching himself the guitar and violin. As well as working independently, he has also had many successful collaborations, working with Billy Bragg, Andy Gangadeen, Andy Cutting, Jean François Vrod and Hugh Lupton (Wood and Lupton's "One in a Million" won Best Original Song at the BBC 2 Folk Awards in 2006). Recently he has worked alongside Martin and Eliza Carthy and others in The Imagined Village: "Cold Haily Rainy Night", performed by Wood and Eliza Carthy, took the award for Best Traditional Song at the Folk Awards in 2008. Chris Wood set up R.U.F Records in 1992 and has also founded The English Acoustic Collective, a movable feast of musicians, writers, photographers and choreographers who look to England's indigenous arts for their inspiration. Releasing his first solo album, ‘The Lark Descending’, in 2006 to wide critical acclaim, his 2009 album Trespasser received Album of the Year and Singer of the Year from BBC Radio 2.Read Less
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