JON Boden, best known as the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead, is to perform live at Cardigan’s Theatr Mwldan on Friday, September 27.

Presenting the self-penned songs of the albums Painted Lady and Songs From The Floodplain and latest album Afterglow (Oct ’17, Hudson Records), material from Bellowhead, Spiers & Boden and his A Folk Song A Day project, his critically acclaimed and enthusiastically received solo shows have created yet another chapter in his history as one of the foremost names in English folk music.

Chicago-born and Sheffield-based folk outlier Boden has recently announced his fourth solo album, ‘Rose in June’, which is due for release November 1 on Hudson Records.

Alongside the album announcement Boden will be sharing the lead single and title-track. A traditional song telling the tragic story of two fishermen named Andrew Davidson and John Allen, captain and crew member of the ‘Rose in June’.

The winner of 11 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 proves that his repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the folk traditional genre.

“One of the most venerated of the younger Brit folk generation,” says The Guardian, while Mojo writes: “Boden plays a vast variety of instruments as we veer from mysterious love songs to dark, poetic tales, amid hints of soul, electronic and thrilling guitar thrash.”

Tickets for the show (7.30pm) cost £20 and are available from the Theatr Mwldan box office.