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New Release: Jon Boden – Painted Lady (10th Anniversary Re-Issue)

  • June 17, 2016

Jon Boden - Painted Lady

On September 30th 2016, Navigator Records will re-issue Jon Boden’s debut solo album, Painted Lady (originally released on Soundpost Records in May 2006) – to mark its 10th anniversary. The album will be available as a CD, 180gm vinyl and download and features previously unavailable bonus tracks. Those pre-ordering from will also receive a limited edition signed A5 artcard (whilst stocks last) and an MP3 of a previously unreleased track.

Chicago born, Winchester raised and now residing in rural South Yorkshire, Boden is not only a leading performer of his generation of folk artists but also one whose repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of a single genre. For over a decade, Jon was in a highly acclaimed traditional folk music duo with melodeon player John Spiers. Together they toured and recorded with Eliza Carthy, appearing on her Mercury Prize nominated album. In 2009 Boden formed The Remnant Kings with whom he recorded his second album, ‘Songs from the Floodplain’, painting a compelling, post-apocalyptic world.

(Almost) entirely self-penned, Jon Boden’s first solo album, ‘Painted Lady’ was produced by Jon in collaboration with Ben Ivitsky and is a work of considerable ambition and originality. The album features 12 songs written by Boden and is especially notable for its dazzling array of instrumentation, including fiddle, octave fiddle, concertina, banjo, guitars, double bass, Indian harmonium, glockenspiel, electric piano, and perhaps more unusually for a folk artist, Moog synthesiser and drum machine – all of which are played by Jon Boden.

‘Painted Lady’ will surprise those expecting a version of Bellowhead’s full-on, euphoric energy, as here Boden also displays a soulful, moving and at times, understated sound, romantic without being at all ‘folksy’. There’s even Jon’s low-fi interpretation of a Whitney Houston classic, ‘I Want To Dance (with Somebody)’. Filled with metaphoric landscapes of cigarettes and broken hearts, ‘Painted Lady’ skilfully explores the themes of doomed love, fusing acoustic sensibilities with raw, driving electric guitar and just a touch of electronic.

Painted Lady is available now:
Propermusic Amazon iTunes
Buy the Vinyl from Propermusic & Amazon

Upcoming Tour Dates

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08/05/17 Colchester Colchester Arts Centre United Kingdom
09/05/17 Cambridge The Junction United Kingdom
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10/05/17 Brighton Komedia United Kingdom
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11/05/17 Cheltenham Pittville Pump Room United Kingdom
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12/05/17 Salisbury, Wilts. Salisbury City Hall United Kingdom
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15/05/17 Cardigan Theatr Mwldan United Kingdom
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16/05/17 Pontardawe Pontardawe Arts Centre United Kingdom
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17/05/17 Exeter Exeter Phoenix United Kingdom
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18/05/17 London Cecil Sharp House United Kingdom
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20/05/17 Leicester The Y United Kingdom
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21/05/17 Clitheroe The Grand United Kingdom
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26/05/17 Ireby, Cumbria Ireby Festival United Kingdom
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10/06/17 Southwell Southwell Folk Festival United Kingdom
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16/06/17 Beverley Beverley Folk Festival United Kingdom
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27/07/17 - 30/07/17 Cambridge Cambridge Folk Festival United Kingdom
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18/08/17 Woodbridge Folk East Festival United Kingdom
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25/08/17 Oxfordshire Towersey Festival United Kingdom
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26/08/17 Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Folk Festival United Kingdom
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