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.
Either the Cool Runnings soundtrack or the Mortal Kombat soundtrack. That’s how I first discovered a lot of music: through soundtracks.
Weird Al, Bad Hair Day Tour.
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.
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.
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)