About Mark Ward:
Mark Ward, who is an East Valley High School graduate, is a talented musician whose music offers emotional sincerity in the subjects of life and love. He has a folky-acoustic sound that is sweetened with well-written soul-driven lyrics - Ward is often joined by violinist Kelsey Sprague.
He is jokingly self-characterized as sounding “like a guy who gets dumped a lot and knows how to play guitar,” however don’t let this fool you - Mark is well-received and has a growing fan base. Friends and fans describe him and his music as amazing and awesome. Comments such as “I enjoyed the flow of your tunes” and “keep writing and playin’, it’s good stuff” are common reactions to the Mark Ward experience.
Mark finds inspiration and is influenced by a number of artists including Damien Rice, Elliot Smith, Iron and Wine, Neil Young, and Aimee Mann. His song writing has even been described as having “an emotional pull reminiscent of Elliot Smith.”