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Chris Wood has been nominated for the BBC Folk Award 12 times and received six awards from just three albums. ‘Handmade Life’ was his last album and the first time he put a band together – it was well received, winning touring support from Sound and Music and lead to a fair few of those awards.
Joan Armatrading was so taken with Chris’ writing she invited him as her special guest onto her UK tour.
During the Armatrading tour, he’s travelled the country, eavesdropping on conversations from pound shops to tea rooms, army recruiting centres to hotel saunas collecting ‘the poetry of recession’. His response is, ‘None The Wiser’, a fourth solo album.
Justin Mitchell (keyboards/trumpet) and Felix Krish (bass) join Chris as he sings humble hymns and sweeping statements. From Alzheimers to William Blake, Wood lovingly takes the pulse of his homeland and this could be his best album yet.