O M. Ward
Singer-songwriter m. Ward (born Matthew Stephen Ward) from Portland, Oregon and grew up influenced by Gospel and country, two styles that are in its airspace, and the westcoastovském concept of American music. After six years working in the folkrockovém trio Rodriguez began Ward more deal with the classic American country folk and their first album Duet for Guitars # 2 filmed at a time when shuttling between Chicago and the West Coast. The album was given into the hands of Howe from the band Giant Sand Gelbovi, which issued it on his label Ow Om Recordings in the fall of 2000. The Board has become a sensation in the underground rock circles and received great reviews.
In 2001, Ward issued End of Amnesia, where it develops its interest in dusty told ballads načichlé blues, and two years later shooting album Transfiguration of Vincent, which already has seen and the wider public. The following are the boards of Transistor Radio (2005), and the Post-War (2006). In 2008 he collaborated m. Ward on the song for the movie The Go-Getter with actress Zooey Deschanel – together issued the album tracks and Deschanelových taken over the original Volume One under the name She & Him.
In 2009, M. Ward returns to his solo work and issued magnificent plate Hold Time, on that host Deschanel, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, and Lucinda Williams. Latest Wardovou seventh Studio plate and Westland Companion from the year 2012. The album was recorded in eight studios and hosted him eighteen musicians including Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth, Howe Gelb as Director, Mike Mogise of Bright Eyes and others.