His most recent album ‘So Much To Defend’ includes reflections on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, cook-in sauce and, not least, the gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society.
Breathtaking…Wood is a musical documentarian of immense complexity and subtlety.
Unique… what makes the album so compelling is the power of his lyrics.
Chris Wood might be the Ken Loach of songwriting. Very political, but at the same time full of compassion, and he grows sharper and more acute with each passing album.
A master class of observational song writing
If I had a towel I’d throw it in.
With So Much To Defend he has created a wise, soulful set of songs that should see him consolidate his place at the top table of British songwriters.
Steeped in tradition, yet always striving for a new day, this is a glorious album proving that Chris Wood is a bit of a national treasure.