ACL: M. Ward & Okkervil River

Jul 23, 2012

While “singing beautifully sad songs about mortality and feeling lonesome” (Rolling Stone) M. Ward has spent years crafting music to become one of the most acclaimed American musicians of the decade.

After taking a detour to form the critically-accliamed group She & Him with actress Zooey Deschanel, Ward released a new solo album earlier this year. Entertainment Weekly wrote his latest release, Hold Time, is “a musical wanderer’s dusty, train-hopping tour through folk, blues, and country.” This CD “cements his status as one of America’s best roots songwriters” (Q Magazine) and is “as finely wrought and thoroughly affecting an indie effort as 2009 is likely to see” (New York Magazine).

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