Gordon Thomas Ward

New Music Critique: Gordon Thomas Ward

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Gordon Thomas Ward is well grounded in various musical eras and he brings a professorial flair to songs that stand out for their wholesome, earnest, scholastic qualities. Spearheaded by Ward’s okay voice, each song’s well-crafted arrangement is bolstered by musicians who invest their parts with an artful touch. “Just One More” stands out for its sweet, heartfelt imagery about life’s special “pearls of memories.” Ward demonstrates his folkloric touch with the macabre, atmospheric “The Horseman,” about a headless equestrian. His most ambitious number is “Acadia Lament—Names Into Stones” whose wordy, multi-movement layout (combining classical and rock) did not thoroughly engage us.

Contact: gordonthomasward@gmail.com
Web: gordonthomasward.com
Seeking: Booking, Film
Style: Americana, Folk Rock