worth hearing: M. Ward

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I CANNOT get this guy’s songs out of my head. Interesting thing is, several years ago I had a chance to sign him. I always believed that the best way to do A&R was to find out who the artists you had already signed were listening to, and then sign those people. Sort of a transitive property approach to A&R. So, an artist I signed, Josh Rouse, told me about this guy M. Ward, but, at the time, I sort of didn’t quite get it, for whatever reason. Stupid.

Well, Josh was right, I was wrong, but happily for M., he’s found a great home with Merge, and is doing fantastic. Now I get to just be a fan and evangelist. Works for me!

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