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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

no cover


Tha David G Ward Project at The Canfield Fair

Canfield Fair, Canfield, Ohio


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


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



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


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 come support your favorite local artists playing tunes the way they were written,,,solo


Acoustic Friday

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


Friday Night Acoustics

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

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



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

Talent Playing:

Matthew Skeen

The David G Ward Project

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The David G Ward Project - Dave Ward guitar/vocals Elsie Ward vocals

A little bit about The David G Ward Project...

What started out as a hobby turned into The Project.

I am not really good at talking about myself or the music and not to bore you with the "I was born east of The Rockies..."
You guessed it, I have been an audiophile since I could use tools, ripping speakers apart and creating combinations to get better sound...not always with success. Bought a guitar when stationed in South Korea (Army) and taught myself to play. Have been playing/writing on and off for a few decades but had stopped completely in the mid 90's when a Nashville A and R rep ripped me a new ego. But I think that was for the best. Was thinking the music was all that and a bag of chips, hard lesson, hard to take, but learned a ton...
For my 5th decade on the Blue Marble the wife gave me a budget for a new guitar. As expected there where scheduling conflicts and budget overruns that led to the new axe and a moderately well equipped home studio. She is a keeper! (and yes she does tell me when something sux) That is when the hobby turned into The Project. It has been and will continue to be a fun ride.

I cannot say enough about the people I have met along the way. Stand outs are Jeff Spencer, Bill Henceroth, Richard Boston, David Rouzzo (Keepin' It Radio), Joe Sinkovich, Joe and Aly Carbon of 713 B.C, Sam Orrico, Steve Vuich, Sam name a few and in no particular order. Instrumental in giving the music a place to be heard and sorely needed confidence in moving forward. Taking the music in different directions with open tunings and having someone to bounce ideas of off and running with their ideas...that is just plan fun there folks. There are tons more, you know who you are...1st rounds on me! But one more needs mention. A one Mr. Paul Baggott from Dudley, UK. My Producer, My Engineer, My Mastering, My Mentor...still need to make my way across the pond and lift a few jars with him.

If you would have told me 5 plus years after I started writing again, there would be 4 albums released plus 1 single...I would have said you were out of your mind...strange things do happen.

No telling where it goes from here so Support Local Music folks, get out and tune in.


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Dave Ward