Jon Boden sits at the forefront of his generation of traditional folk artists; an artist whose repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the genre. Boden was the lead singer of the multi-award winning contemporary folk band Bellowhead. Their third album, Hedonism, was the highest-selling independently-released traditional folk album of all time and was awarded a ‘Silver Disc’. Their fourth album Broadside entered the UK album charts at number 16, spawned an A-listed single on BBC Radio 2 and won ‘Best Album’ at the 2013 Folk Awards.
Following Bellowhead’s split, Boden focused on his solo career, releasing post-apocalyptic concept album Afterglow in 2017, which follows two star-crossed lovers trying to find each other amongst a backdrop of a dystopian street carnival.
'Boden's writing is graphic...these are the well-wrought expressions of a fraught sensibility'
Songlines (Julian May), Autumn 2016
'Boden is aligned with the Dark Mountain project, an artistic and philosophical reaction to the unwinding of civilisation, and his setting is gently post-Apocalyptic'
Financial Times (David Honigmann), October 2017
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