David G. Ward, who hails from Ohio, has supplied his fans with a wonderful 2014 CD release entitled, “Voices in my Head.” The CD kicks off with “The Way She”, which sets the mood for the following 6 tunes-a series of warm, acoustic-based, love songs. The intro track is a full-bodied romantic ballad with some nifty acoustic guitar picking. “Waste Some Time on Me”, the 2nd tune, deftly changes the mood a bit with its folk-blues feel and harmonica overdub. Songs 3 and 4 continue in a vein similar to the lead-off number. Then, we hit track 5 “Every Storm Runs Out of Rain” which is the stand-out tune for me, with its catchy melody line, evocative lyric, and solid song-writing. The piece is further enhanced with female backup vocals. David’s voice reminds me of a cross between Leon Redbone and Boz Scaggs; and his acoustic guitar playing is textured and complex. The only drawbacks for me are that the CD packaging is not particularly elaborate, and there are no lyrics included. All in all, “Voices in my Head” is well worth a serious listen for folk aficionados everywhere!!
Music Xray review
“Thanks so much for your submission of “Lie To Me Tonight.” What a beautiful idea for a song! Evan and I were just listening to it and talking about how beautiful that hook is, and how excellent the concept. It reminds me a lot of “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” even thought they’re such different styles; very direct and evocative and un-pityingly sad. Great work.”
RN Fan Response
“beautifully crafted and superbly performed tunes you're making here David..incredible to think that they're still just demos..they feel so fully formed and well developed..the "Lie To Me Tonight" track is just heartbreaking..like a great John Hiatt or Lyle Lovett tune about the tough man weakening at the knees..love your lyricism and diggin your excellent vocal skillz. Nice work bro!”
Linkedin Catalogue Review
“ Just had a quick listen ... yeah I like your style, great vocals and guitar too! ... Desire reminds me of early Bad Company/Free and they did a good job of mastering it too ... excellent track. oh and i love the end of I hate snow! hahaha.”