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A longtime champ of British music, songwriter, composer, raconteur, thinker, musician, and excellent singer Chris Hardwood was rather aptly described with the Irish Situations as “the renaissance guy of British folk.” While broadly admired and reputed by his peers over the U.K. folk picture, he was for quite some time largely unknown with the folk-loving general public at large. That changed along with his landmark recording The Lark Descending in 2005, a completely single acoustic collection released by himself label, RUF Information, which designated him not merely as you of England’s most significant and important folksingers having a distinctively subtle method of performance, but additionally an greatly gifted songwriter. His music “One in a Mil,” a warm parable about like inside a fish-and-chips store created with storyteller Hugh Lupton, earned Best Original Music in the 2006 BBC Folk Honours. “Hard,” a hardcore yet tender music for his girl, couldn’t have already been significantly behind it. Real wood is definitely from Kent within the southeast of Britain, and his early initiation was through chapel music. He became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Business, composing music at London’s Country wide Theatre and in addition becoming energetic with projects advertising folk music within the universities. Real wood also spent amount of time in Canada learning Quebecois music. A onetime electrical bassist using the Oyster Ceilidh Music group (featured on the Jack’s Alive recording in 1980), he produced his 1st single record, Ever Simpler, on his come back from Canada, but just began making significant inroads in to the U.K. folk circuit in 1989 when he founded a partnership using the melodeon virtuoso Andy Slicing. The combination of Wood’s fiddle, acoustic guitar, cello, and thoughtful performing with Cutting’s instrumental brilliance demonstrated a success as well as the duo continued tour all around the globe, making four solid albums collectively, with Real wood establishing the RUF label release a them. He also forged a substantial a friendly relationship and musical romantic relationship with among the giants from the English folk revival, Martin Carthy, a guy he seen as a coach along with a kindred nature. In 1999 he became a member of Carthy and Roger Wilson within the trio Real wood, Wilson & Carthy, who released an acclaimed recording together, which not merely included a remake of 1 of Carthy’s most celebrated music, “Scarborough Good,” however the initial airing of Wood’s celebrated and important arrangement from the ballad “Lord Bateman.” Hardwood balanced his very own performing career along with his are a teacher, teaching on the annual Folkworks Summer months School along with the folk level course on the School of Newcastle. In 1999 he produced the British Acoustic Collective as an umbrella for his music-teaching tasks, triggering a normal summer college in Gloucestershire where Wood’s ethos would be to encourage the initial qualities of youthful musicians, instead of merely borrowing from other folks. “Why is music special is normally people telling their very own tales,” he says. In 2002 he composed “Hearing the River,” a musical exploration of the links between music and geography, that was not only utilized being a teaching device, but additionally broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The British Acoustic Collective also became an intermittent performing outfit within their very own right, Hardwood linking up with Robert Harbron and John Dipper for gigs also to release their very own record, Spirits, in 2004. Involved with all areas of the folk custom, Hardwood also collaborated with Laurel Swift as well as the youthful Morris Offspring dance troupe in On British Surface, an ambitious present of wealthy potential placing morris dancing within a dramatic brand-new context using the potential to be England’s response to Riverdance. Various other major projects consist of Britain in Ribbons and Xmas Champions, both musical documentaries on British customs commissioned by BBC Radio 3. He also performed within the 2007 recording Imagined Village and its own following live tour while carrying on his summer-school teaching and focusing on his next single recording, Trespasser.

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Full Name Chris Wood
Height 1.83 m
Profession Soccer Player
Education Elon University
Nationality American
Awards Team of the Season
Music Groups The Imagined Village, Oysterband
Music Songs The Cottager's Reply, Come Down Jehovah, Cold Hailey Rainy Night, Little Walter Rides Again, So Much to Defend, Hares on the Mountain, One in a Million, This Love Won't Let You Fail, Hollow Point, My Darling's Downsized, Lusignac, Paddy Carey's / The Spirit of the Dance, Lord Bateman, Johnny East, England in Ribbons, Julia, Our Captain Calls, Attingham Waltz, The Grand Correction, Trumpad, The History Man, The Little Carpenter, No Honey Tongued Sonnet, Spirit of Ultra, The Old Queen / La Choca, Closer 2 U, Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing, None the Wiser, Backdown Dub, Starlight Express, While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping / Charlie's March, Toni's Pipe
Albums The Lark Descending, Handmade Life, Knock John, None the Wiser, Trespasser, Empire & Love, Jack’s Alive, Moon Child Vulcan, Crossing, So Much to Defend, Albion: An Anthology, This Way to the Imagined Village, These and Other Days, Your Name EP
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Action, Teen Choice Award for Choice Liplock, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV ’Ship
TV Shows The Vampire Diaries, Containment, Supergirl

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