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Folk musician Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the unofficial history of English speaking people.
With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition together with his own contemporary parables. His most recent album So Much to Defend includes reflections on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, and, not least, the gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society.
Hollow Point, his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, won a BBC Folk Award (he’s won six in total) and emphatically secured Wood’s place as a serious speech-master for the unremarked history of England.