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M. Ward | A Wasteland Companion

"Jump inside this tidal wave with me," sings ash-voiced cherub Matt Ward on his stunning seventh album.
Merge (2012)
By RYAN REED  |  April 06, 2012

Photos: Wanda Jackson + Justin Townes Earle + M. Ward at the Newport Folk Festival

Wanda Jackson, Justin Townes Earle, and M. Ward perform at the  Newport Folk Festival  on July 31, 2011.
Fort Stage + Quad Stage | July 31, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  August 05, 2011
NFF list

Newport Folk Festival expands its scope

Indeed much has changed since the historic and genre-defining Newport Folk Festival resumed in 1986 after a 15-year hiatus.
Plugged into 2011
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  July 29, 2011

She & Him debut video for "In the Sun," or, Has Zooey Deschanel been watching too much Glee?

The good thing about the new SHE & HIM video for "In the Sun" -- the teaser track from the all-star duo's forthcoming Volume Two...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 09, 2010

Photos: Monsters of Folk at Orpheum Theatre

Monsters of Folk's Boston stop on their 2009 world tour
Monsters of Folk, live at the Orpheum Theatre, November 3, 2009
By BRAD MINTZ  |  November 06, 2009

Taking care of business

Boston is one of the healthiest markets for live roots music in the country. Here are the 10 roots shows we don't want to miss this fall.
Digging for gold in the roots and world-music scene
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 18, 2009


Jolie Holland | The Living And The Dead

Holland doesn’t really need the added rock-band muscle; she’d be worth hearing accompanied only by the tap of her own toe.  
Anti- (2008)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 08, 2008

Rising star in Indieville

Indie singer-songwriter M. Ward has been attracting attention of late — enough to fill the Somerville Theatre last night, September 17.
 M. Ward, Somerville Theater, September 17, 2006
By IAN SANDS  |  September 18, 2006