yay, first gig of 2011***!
m.ward's hold time was on high rotation at ours last year. it's much more upbeat and summery than the songs i've heard previously from mysterious mr m. (who falls neatly into Dan Kelly's Rockwiz Master Blaster subject, Men Who Sing High), and heartwarming string arrangements get me everytime. if you do yearn for m.ward in his doleful, wistful mode, there's a beautiful duet with lucinda williams on this album.
big thanks to dr c's gig alert: we scored tix to m.ward's first tour to aus in five years, can't wait!
*** unless Dan Kelly at the Aus Open Tennis counts??