“I’m not a scientist, so I don’t exactly understand how radio waves are sent through the air. But as a kid, it was magic.” M. Ward joins us to discuss Supernatural Thing, Elvis, his collaborative process, the influence of Howe Gelb of Giant Sand, and more.
M. Ward’s sprawling and reflective tenth studio album, Migration Stories, bears its influence with mid-19th century migration folklore and Pax Americana folk, sung to the rustic hum of heavy guitar strings and vintage Americana. We caught up with Ward amidst our own cross-coastal quarantines to talk Migration Stories, bloodlines, the magic of first-takes, recurring earthquake dreams, and the insanity of modern times.
For his debut Lagniappe Session, Ward decided to dig deep into the historical archives to rework some classic standards—one jazz, one classical—using some heavy guitar strings and the rustic hum of vintage Americana.
February 20, 2004, Pantages Theatre – Minneapolis, MN Download: MP3: M. Ward :: Fuel For Fire MP3: M. Ward :: Duet For Guitars #3 MP3: M. Ward :: Let’s Dance MP3: M. Ward :: Undertaker MP3: M. Ward :: Helicopter MP3: M. Ward :: O’Brien/O’Brien’s Nocturne MP3: M. Ward :: Vincent O’Brien MP3: M. Ward :: Outta My Head MP3: Jim James :: One In The Same MP3: Jim James :: Like It Should MP3: Jim James :: I Can’t Wait MP3: […]
photo credit: jonlachance , sxsw 2008 Jim James & M. Ward / St. David’s Church /SXSW 2008- March 15, 2008 Download: Zipped Show: Jim James/M. Ward :: St. David’s Church /SXSW 2008 ——— Show details and set list after the […]