Win Tickets to Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

A modern soulful folk band from Kansas City, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, is coming to Vancouver to play The Cultch on October 15th, presented by Paul Mercs Concerts.

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

Where: The Cultch – Historic Theatre (1895 Venables St, Vancouver)
When: Thursday, October 15, 2015 @ 7:30pm
Tickets: Available online or at The Cultch box office

At home, Madisen and Ruth Ward are family members. Onstage, they’re the leading members of Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, a soulful folk band whose sound is anchored by twin guitars and two big, booming voices.

The two began playing entire shows together, ditching cover songs in favor of Madisen’s original material. Both sang, both played guitar, and both watched as their band’s audience slowly grew. For years, though, they kept a low profile. This was honest music, performed by a band of blood relatives with no record label, no manager, no budget. Still, it was hard not to notice Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear. Onstage, they were solemn one minute and electrifying the next, able to command an audience’s attention with little more than two acoustic guitars and Madisen’s super-sized baritone vocals.

Their debut album, Skeleton Crew, was released in May of this year. Produced by Jim Abbiss, known for his award-winning work with Arctic Monkeys and Adele, Skeleton Crew captures Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear in their most natural setting. The two tracked most of the tracks live, sitting across from one another in the recording studio.

Win Tickets

If you would like to see this group perform a “mix of folk, rock and driving roots music that nods to the past while still pushing forward”, I have two tickets to give away to their show in Vancouver PLUS a vinyl record. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win tix to @madisenwardMB at @TheCultch from @PMConcerts + @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Follow Paul Mercs Concerts on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about upcoming shows and artist events in your area.

Update The winner is Samantha!

4 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Jason BMonday, September 28th, 2015 — 9:47pm PDT

    An electrifying contest

  2. Jessica STuesday, September 29th, 2015 — 3:02am PDT

    Sound amazing!

  3. samanthaTuesday, September 29th, 2015 — 7:04pm PDT

    would love to go!

  4. AlannaSaturday, October 3rd, 2015 — 9:29am PDT

    What a fantastic sound and a great duo – I love it! I’ll be purchasing some of their tunes for sure. Thanks for the introduction.


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