Somewhere between Folk, Rock, Country, Doo-wop, and Rockabilly lies Matt Ward, (or M. Ward, as he is professionally known), a singer-songwriter and guitarist who quietly defies genre labels while collaborating with others and forging his own solo path. A lot of people are familiar with the group 'She & Him' which features Zooey Deschanel as the 'she,' but most people aren't familiar with M. Ward as the 'him'.
Long before collaborating with Ms. Deschanel, M. Ward was writing songs and releasing albums as a solo artist. As if that weren't enough, in the midst of everything else he managed to get involved with Norah Jones for her album 'Featuring,' and formed a collaboration with Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis (from the band 'Bright Eyes') and Jim James (of the group 'My Morning Jacket') called 'Monsters of Folk' who have, to date, released one self-titled album in 2009. Whew! Just who is this M. Ward guy? Have a listen to these albums from the SCCLD catalog and find out. You won't be disappointed!
Enjoy and happy listening,
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