David Ward


Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Genre: A little country, a little R&B and a little rock
Lastest album: Golden Future Time (2014)
Fun fact: Ward is currently working on a documentary co-produced by Jeannette Wilkinson of Redbud Films that exams the state of the changing independent music community.

First album
Either the Cool Runnings soundtrack or the Mortal Kombat soundtrack. That’s how I first discovered a lot of music: through soundtracks.

First concert
Weird Al, Bad Hair Day Tour.

Last album
Keith Jarrett, The Köln Concert and Gregory Porter, Liquid Spirit. I also bought and was given a ton of albums on my last UK tour including Beach Boys, Pet Sounds; Hiatus Kaiyote, Tawk Tomahawk; Laraaji, Celestial Music; Top Deck Presents: Ska Instrumentals; Anna Calvi, One Breath; Nils Frahm, Space; William Onyeabor, Who is William Onyeabor?; and lots more.

Last concert
I think the last big one I saw was JT (Justin Timberlake) and Jay-Z. I also saw a ton in the summer through the jazz fest—stumbled into Colin Stetson’s in a haze at a late hour and was completely taken in.

Favourite album
That is nearly impossible. At the moment I’m digging deep into a lot of hip hop. Going through the whole catalogue of the Roots again and really loving up Kendrick Lamar’s, good kid, m.A.A.d city.

Favourite musical guilty pleasure
I’m not sure I entirely believe in guilty pleasures anymore. I’m trying not to hide my love for music based on what others might think. That’s a hard and exhausting game. V

Tue, Jan 28 (7:30 pm)
Artery, $8 (advance), $10 (door)

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