Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear :: Live By Water

Meet Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, a mother and son act from Kansas City. The guitar and vocal duo weave a charming and homespun cloth of country, blues and folk. Their interplay of guitars is warm and tender — joyous, yet delicate. Mama’s sweet, worn backup vocals provide a sturdy footing for Ward’s dynamic and eccentric range — at times bold and boisterous, at others alien and reedy — not unlike Robbie Basho, a strange, wavering voice.

"Live by the Water” feels timeless and familiar, yet completely fresh. Ward’s lyrics paint comfortable, rural visions, a paean for the simple . . .

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