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M. Ward

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Concerts

She And Him; credit: Courtesy of Merge Records

July 1, 2010 Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward take the stage at World Cafe Live as part of XPN's Live Fridays series.

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M. Ward 4:3

September 10, 2009 Hear the singer, songwriter and guitarist perform live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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February 20, 2009 Hear the cultishly adored singer-songwriters perform six songs each, live from Philadelphia.

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February 17, 2009 Hear the singer-guitarist perform live online, in a solo acoustic concert from WNYC.

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Studio Sessions

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June 29, 2012 The indie-folk singer-songwriter performs songs from his new solo album, A Wasteland Companion.

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M. Ward performs at Apogee Studios for KCRW.

April 26, 2012 Watch a four-song set with the understated songwriter, recorded live for Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Monsters of Folk.

December 18, 2009 "Folksy" is not the adjective that springs to mind in this World Cafe session with the supergroup.

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April 20, 2009 M. Ward's Hold Time adds an intriguing sense of unfamiliarity to time-honored folk rhythms.

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February 17, 2009 Hear the singer-guitarist perform live online, in a solo acoustic concert from WNYC.

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October 30, 2006 Ward's folk-blues take on Americana has won him a place among the nation's top singer-songwriters.

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Interviews & Profiles

M. Ward's latest album, A Wasteland Companion, comes out April 10.

April 10, 2012 The singer-songwriter says he hopes listeners hear A Wasteland Companion as a musical travelogue.

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March 27, 2008 Actress and co-founder of rock group She and Him discusses her band and new album.

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June 26, 2004 M. (Matt) Ward's latest CD is Transfiguration of Vincent.

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Discover Songs

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March 14, 2010 Hear the timelessly sunny pop of Volume Two in its entirety, a week prior to its release.

The Decemberists

December 15, 2009 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his Top 10 favorite albums of 2009.

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December 7, 2009 All Songs Considered listeners pick the top 25 albums of 2009.

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February 17, 2009 Hear the singer-guitarist perform live online, in a solo acoustic concert from WNYC.

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January 12, 2009 Hear an exclusive preview of M. Ward's new album in its entirety, a full month before its release.

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January 12, 2009 Now on All Songs Considered: new tracks by Bon Iver, Animal Collective, M. Ward and more.

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December 7, 2006 Count down the year's best CDs as selected by NPR listeners.

December 5, 2006 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen counts down listener picks for the 10 best CDs of 2006, wit...

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November 17, 2006 New-folk artist M. Ward talks about his latest CD, Post-War and shares some of his favorite reco...

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October 16, 2006 The sleepy tenderness of Ward's voice, framed by pedal-steel guitar, offers an aura of consolation.

June 8, 2006 Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Meredith Ochs and Tom Moon about th...

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August 3, 2005 Halfway through the year and the songs are strong. Newer artists like Bright Eyes and Flotation ...

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January 12, 2005 Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Mikel Jollett, Tom Moon and Meredit...

July 13, 2004 Halfway through the year and the songs are strong. New artists like Iron and Wine and M. Ward ar...

March 2, 2004 The land of milk and honey: Eliza Gilkyson; A tribute to a lost friend from M. Ward; Requested m...

News

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September 13, 2010 From the Land of the ice and Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin features more than 50 artists.

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Reviews

Monsters of Folk; credit: Jennifer Tzar

September 25, 2009 Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, Jim James and M. Ward offer rich, smart songwriting in their debut album.

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February 24, 2009 Ken Tucker reviews Hold Time, M. Ward's seventh album.

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February 17, 2009 Reviewer Meredith Ochs says Ward's new album points in many musical directions.

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January 12, 2009 Hear an exclusive preview of M. Ward's new album in its entirety, a full month before its release.

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January 12, 2009 Now on All Songs Considered: new tracks by Bon Iver, Animal Collective, M. Ward and more.

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October 16, 2006 The sleepy tenderness of Ward's voice, framed by pedal-steel guitar, offers an aura of consolation.

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February 23, 2005 Hear a review of M. Ward's latest CD - a rich collection of experimental, neo-folk.

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More Stories

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December 25, 2006 Song of the Day's editor picked over thousands of albums in 2006 before settling on 10 favorites.

M. Ward's seventh album, A Wasteland Companion, comes out April 10.

March 25, 2012 His seventh solo album, out April 10, mostly marks the singer's welcome return to the dusty shadows.

Read And Listen

April 6, 2011 Picking music for a Sunday morning is tricky. What do you love to hear when the world is quiet?

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