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Jan24

Dave Wards Acosutic Songwriters 5X5 Showcase

Kelley's Bar, 1597 Mahoning Ave, Youngstown, Ohio

A songwriters night for local artists to share the songs. % songwriters, up to 5 songs and limited to one cover song. If interested in playing email Dave at songwriters5X5@gmail.com

no cover

Aug31

Tha David G Ward Project at The Canfield Fair

Canfield Fair, Canfield, Ohio

Jul13

Rockin The River

Rockin The River, Sharon, Pennsylvania

8th Annual Rockin' The River for the PA Wounded Warriors Live music by:
The David G. Ward Project
Sleeping' Dogz
The Rodger Montgomery Band
Miss Freddye Raffle Prizes-Food Vendors-Kids ActivitiesPA Wounded Warriors

Feb21

Brent Kirby's 10 x 3 Songwriter Showcase

Jilly's Music Room, 111 N Main St, Akron, Ohio

The event is a pre-arranged open mic
10 singer/songwriters, presenting 3 songs each; at least 2 songs required to be originals. It gives singer/songwriter the ability to showcase their original material. The Project goes on at 8:40 but I would advise coming for the whole show, some great talent in our area. The CBG may be in tow as well...uh oh

Free

Sep1

The Project at The Canfield Fair

Canfield Fair, Canfield, Ohio

The Project will be playing Sept 1, 6 pm to 8 pm behind the Fine Arts building

May20

Songwriter Competition

Chipper's Sports Bar, 5 N. Edgehill, Austintown, Ohio

Some of the areas best Singer/Songwriters sharing their wares with a 15 minute set of original music.

Prices for the winning artist...so come support your favorite local artists playing tunes the way they were written,,,solo

Apr21

Acoustic Friday

Chippper's Sports Bar, 5 N. Edgehill, Austintown, Ohio

Mar31

Friday Night Acoustics

Cedars, 706 Steel St, Youngstown, OH 44509, Youngstown, OH

Sharing The Stage with 713 B.C. and Matthew Skeen

Feb3

Acoustic

Cedars, 706 Steel St, Youngstown, OH 44509, Youngstown, OH

Talent Playing:

Matthew Skeen

The David G Ward Project

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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!!”
“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.””

— Music Xray review

“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!””

— RN Fan Response

“ 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.””

— Linkedin Catalogue Review