BILLED as an "exciting singer and exhilarating multi-instrumentalist," Jon Boden is stopping off in Caernarfon as part of his Welsh tour.

As one of the most successful UK folk musicians of his generation, Jon is playing four venues across Wales.

This July 2019, Jon received an Honorary Doctorate from Durham University. As a student and Durham alumnus, Jon was active on the North East folk music scene while studying for a degree in Medieval Studies.

He went on to form the eleven piece band Bellowhead with fellow musician John Spiers in 2004.

Most recognisably he was the lead singer (and one of the principal arrangers) of the multi-award winning band. But he left the band in May, 2016 and Bellowhead played its final gig. Since then, Jon has been out performing his 2017 album Afterglow, and other songs (including some from Bellowhead)

In addition, to his ten studio albums with Spiers & Boden and Bellowhead, he has released three solo records.

Jon also created the A Folk Song a Day Project, for which he recorded a different song every day for a year.

The winner of eleven BBC Radio Folk Awards, some herald Boden with reinventing big band folk, bringing a traditional genre to a mainstream audience.

Though widely respected as an interpreter and champion of traditional song. His album, Afterglow shows that his repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the traditional folk genre.

According to efestivals, he is "fast emerging as a modern day Richard Thompson… He may even have emerged as the premier UK folk artist of his generation.” The Guardian laud him as "one of the most venerated of the younger Brit folk generation.”

Jon Boden can be seen playing at the Galeri, Caernarfon, Doc Victoria, on Thursday, September 26. The doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are: £16/£14(child). Box Office: 01286 685222. See