In a world of soundbites and distractions Chris Wood is a truth seeker.
His writing is permeated with love and wry intelligence, uplifting and challenging as he celebrates the sheer one-thing-after-anotherness of life.
Tom Robinson and Chris Difford are fans while Stick In The Wheel and The Unthanks look to him as an influence.
Winner of 6 BBC Folk Awards, he's played with The Royal Shakespeare Company and was a key member of The Imagined Village along with Billy Bragg and Martin Carthy.
A wise and soulful craftsman, his concerts are a cliche free zone.