Marty Duda's Artist of the Week: M Ward
M Ward (Matthew Ward) is a Portland, Oregon-based indie-folkie who began to make a name for himself in the early part of the 21st century. His guitar playing is reminiscent of John Fahey while his songs sound like they could have been written 100 years ago up in the Appalachian Mountains. He has gained prominence steadily over the past decade both with his solo work and as one half of the duo She & Him, with actress Zooey Deschanel. M Ward's most recent album is 2012's 'A Wasteland Companion'. He is due to perform in Auckland and Wellington this coming week.