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.
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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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!