March 4, 2011

Digging For Covers: M. Ward

M. Ward can make any song his own. He's proven that with an eclectic mix of covers that include straight ahead rockers like Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Green River," reinterpreting the dance funk of David Bowie's "Let's Dance" and wandering inside the otherworldly minds of Joanna Newsom and Daniel Johnston. Ward's prowess as a guitarist and arranger along with his darkly emotive and distinctive vocals have a way of translating any song into an incredibly intimate and hushed classic. Here are a couple old favorites that reintroduced themselves to me this morning. (Photo: Steve Gullick)

M. Ward - "Let My Love Open The Door" (Pete Townshend)
M. Ward Feat. Beth Orton- "Buckets of Rain" (Bob Dylan)
M. Ward - "Pale Blue Eyes" (The Velvet Underground)
M. Ward - "Bye Bye Love" (Everly Brothers)

M. Ward

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