M. Ward released his eighth solo album, More Rain, last month via Merge Records. M. Ward has added several west coast tour dates in July including Friday, July 8th at The UC Theatre in Berkeley.
Ward has released a string of acclaimed solo albums over the past several years, along with five LPs with Zooey Deschanel as She & Him and a 2009 collaborative album with My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis under the moniker Monsters of Folk. In addition to his celebrated work as a musician, Ward is an accomplished producer, handling those duties for such luminaries as Mavis Staples, Jenny Lewis, and Carlos Forster as well as his own.
"More Rain may be his best work in the last 10 years." — NPR All Songs Considered
“The vibe is retro, but the spirit is eternal.” — Rolling Stone
“He’s got a bag full of riffs that most other axers can’t even fathom, borrowing lead lines from the heydays of soul, jazz, rockabilly, and even American primitivism. It’s hard to compete with an M. Ward solo.” — The Bluegrass Situation
“It’s some of his most intimate work in years.” — Relix