Although he's been compared to everyone from John Fahey to Tom Waits to Howe Gelb, with HOLD TIME, it's clear that M. Ward, with his brilliant guitar playing and innate sense of melody, is one of those rare and special talents who defy comparison and compartmentalization. His deft guitar picking, bar room piano, and voice like drizzled honey make him a huge favorite of music critics and the focus of public praise from such disparate talents as Norah Jones and Oasis' Noel Gallagher.
Although he's been compared to everyone from John Fahey to Tom Waits to Howe Gelb, with HOLD TIME, it's clear that M. Ward, with his brilliant guitar playing and innate sense of melody, is one of those rare and special talents who defy comparison and compartmentalization. His deft guitar picking, bar room piano, and voice like drizzled honey make him a huge favorite of music critics and the focus of public praise from such disparate talents as Norah Jones and Oasis' Noel Gallagher.
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Format: CD
Label: MERGE RECORDS
Catalog: 50323
Rel. Date: 02/17/2009
UPC: 673855032320

Hold Time
Artist: M. Ward
Format: CD
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Although he's been compared to everyone from John Fahey to Tom Waits to Howe Gelb, with HOLD TIME, it's clear that M. Ward, with his brilliant guitar playing and innate sense of melody, is one of those rare and special talents who defy comparison and compartmentalization. His deft guitar picking, bar room piano, and voice like drizzled honey make him a huge favorite of music critics and the focus of public praise from such disparate talents as Norah Jones and Oasis' Noel Gallagher.

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''Hold Time'' is the sixth proper studio album from M. Ward, released on February 17, 2009. ''Hold Time'' is the follow-up to his 2006 album ''Post-War'' and its companion EP ''To Go Home'' in 2007.

''Hold Time'' includes guest performances by Jason Lytle of the band Grandaddy, Lucinda Williams, Tom Hagerman of DeVotchKa, and She & Him co-contributor Zooey Deschanel. The album includes a cover of the Buddy Holly song "Rave On!" A streaming preview was made available through NPR prior to the album's release. M. Ward also made an appearance on ''The Late Show with David Letterman'' on February 17, 2009. - Wikipedia

Although he's been compared to everyone from John Fahey to Tom Waits to Howe 
Gelb, with "Hold Time", it's clear that M. Ward, with his brilliant guitar 
playing and innate sense of melody, is one of those rare and special talents 
who defy comparison and compartmentalization. His deft guitar picking, bar 
room piano, and voice like drizzled honey make him a huge favorite of music 
critics and the focus of public praise from such disparate talents as Norah 
Jones and Oasis' Noel Gallagher.