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M. Ward

Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer

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M. Ward Biography

Portland, Oregon-based singer/songwriter M. Ward (born Matthew Stephen Ward) grew up listening to gospel and country, two genres that figure prominently in his breezy, West Coast take on Americana. After a six-year stint with the folk-rock trio Rodriguez, Ward began sketching out songs deeply rooted in the classic traditions of American country-folk. Ward's first solo effort came in the form of "Duet for Guitars #2," which was written and recorded while he was living between Chicago and various locales on the West Coast. Eventually, the album was placed in the hands of the ever enigmatic "Giant Sand" mastermind Howe Gelb, who released it on his own Ow Om Recordings in the fall of 2000. The record enjoyed favorable reviews and a considerable amount of attention in underground rock circles, and Ward supported it with a handful tours throughout the United States and Europe.

Released in 2001, "End of Amnesia" helped to further develop Ward's penchant for dusty, timeless narratives and bluesy, back-porch ballads, but it wasn't until 2003's "Transfiguration of Vincent" that Ward would begin to penetrate the mainstream. His first release for indie darling Merge Records, "Vincent" cashed in on the Great Depression obsession of the post-O Brother, Where Art Thou? gold rush, paving the way for 2005's "Transistor Radio" and 2006's "Post-War," both of which firmly established Ward as a major player in the burgeoning indie folk/adult alternative rock scene. In 2008, after collaborating on a song for the film "The Go-Getter" with actress Zooey Deschanel, the unlikely duo released a well-received album of covers and Deschanel originals called "Volume One" under the moniker "She & Him." Ward returned to the studio later that year to begin work on his next full-length offering; 2009's "Hold Time," which featured guest vocals from Deschanel, Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), and Lucinda Williams, arrived in early 2009. 2010 and 2011 saw the release of two more "She & Him" outings ("Volume 2" and "A Very She & Him Christmas"), followed in 2012 by his seventh proper solo outing, "A Wasteland Companion," which was recorded in eight different studios and featured contributions from 18n different musicians including Howe Gelb, Bright Eyes' Mike Mogis, Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, Devotchka's Tom Hagerman, and Deschanel.

Ward's forthcoming album, "More Rain," is set to be released in March 2016.

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    Booking fees for M. Ward, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire M. Ward, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like M. Ward for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book M. Ward for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent M. Ward or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for M. Ward or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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M. Ward Biography

Portland, Oregon-based singer/songwriter M. Ward (born Matthew Stephen Ward) grew up listening to gospel and country, two genres that figure prominently in his breezy, West Coast take on Americana. After a six-year stint with the folk-rock trio Rodriguez, Ward began sketching out songs deeply rooted in the classic traditions of American country-folk. Ward's first solo effort came in the form of "Duet for Guitars #2," which was written and recorded while he was living between Chicago and various locales on the West Coast. Eventually, the album was placed in the hands of the ever enigmatic "Giant Sand" mastermind Howe Gelb, who released it on his own Ow Om Recordings in the fall of 2000. The record enjoyed favorable reviews and a considerable amount of attention in underground rock circles, and Ward supported it with a handful tours throughout the United States and Europe.

Released in 2001, "End of Amnesia" helped to further develop Ward's penchant for dusty, timeless narratives and bluesy, back-porch ballads, but it wasn't until 2003's "Transfiguration of Vincent" that Ward would begin to penetrate the mainstream. His first release for indie darling Merge Records, "Vincent" cashed in on the Great Depression obsession of the post-O Brother, Where Art Thou? gold rush, paving the way for 2005's "Transistor Radio" and 2006's "Post-War," both of which firmly established Ward as a major player in the burgeoning indie folk/adult alternative rock scene. In 2008, after collaborating on a song for the film "The Go-Getter" with actress Zooey Deschanel, the unlikely duo released a well-received album of covers and Deschanel originals called "Volume One" under the moniker "She & Him." Ward returned to the studio later that year to begin work on his next full-length offering; 2009's "Hold Time," which featured guest vocals from Deschanel, Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), and Lucinda Williams, arrived in early 2009. 2010 and 2011 saw the release of two more "She & Him" outings ("Volume 2" and "A Very She & Him Christmas"), followed in 2012 by his seventh proper solo outing, "A Wasteland Companion," which was recorded in eight different studios and featured contributions from 18n different musicians including Howe Gelb, Bright Eyes' Mike Mogis, Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, Devotchka's Tom Hagerman, and Deschanel.

Ward's forthcoming album, "More Rain," is set to be released in March 2016.

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  • How to book M. Ward?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like M. Ward for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for M. Ward, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for M. Ward or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book M. Ward?

    Booking fees for M. Ward, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire M. Ward, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for M. Ward?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like M. Ward for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book M. Ward for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent M. Ward or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for M. Ward or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

M. Ward is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book M. Ward for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. M. Ward generally travels from Portland, OR, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are The Wallflowers, Pete Yorn, Lisa Gelobter, Ann and Gary Kochenberger and Jason Towns. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling M. Ward for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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