Having worked with Zooey Deschanel, Jenny Lewis, and Lucinda Williams, one might think the Portland-based singer-songwriter M. (Matt) Ward is the "it guy" to work with if you're a female singer-songwriter. When M. Mard sat down with The Current's Steve Seel, he set the record straight - with a voice in the lower register, he prefers the help of singers with a higher range.
M. Ward released his sixth studio album "Hold Time" on February 17th, 2009 on the Merge Records label. He's continuing his collaborations by recording with My Morning Jacket and Bright Eyes with an album to be released in the near future.
Songs performed: "Never Had Nobody Like You," "Rave On," and "To Save Me."
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- She & Him perform live from SXSW Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward first met when they were recording a Richard Thompson song for a movie soundtrack. The actress and the singer-songwriter hit it off and soon after that, Deschanel shared with Ward some of the songs she had written. Volume One is their first CD together.
- M. Ward performs in the Current studio Early in his career M. Ward had hoped to go to Europe "on someone else's dime." He's had that opportunity a few times and is about to do it again while touring in support of Norah Jones.
- M. Ward performs in our studio M. Ward joined Mark Wheat in the Current studios to perform songs from his latest album, Transistor Radio. It's a concept album of sorts that addresses the conglomerization of commercial radio.
- M. Ward - in studio M. Ward doesn't like to discuss the meanings of the songs he writes; he prefers the songs to speak for themselves. Luckily, the Portland-based singer's songs have a lot to say about subjects from love to the state of America.