The Detroit Americana singer-songwriter carefully transforms a dozen acoustic tracks into an earnest collection of expansive tales on "Particles to Pearls."-Lori Stratton, The Stratton Setlist read more

 

MIKE WARD: PSYCHOSONGS BIO: Lyrically-centric, vocally-charged folk songs. Those are what singer-songwriter Mike Ward loves to create. Living in Detroit, Mike grew up listening to Irish music and singing in choirs. A few influences are Jason Isbell, Nanci Griffith, Bob Schneider, Bruce Springsteen and John Prine. Sonically he fits in the camps of Sarah Jarosz, John Paul White and Drew Holcomb. For Mike, the roots of family run deep—both the strengths and weaknesses. His writing echoes along empty sidewalks, on country backroads, in family portraits, and in the thin lines between joy and tragedy, love and loss, past, present and future. read more

LIVE PERFORMANCE

Get out of your world and into someone else’s, Ward’s and the characters’ that fill his impressive new album, for a good chunk of your evening. You probably won’t regret it."  PRISM REVIEWS  read more

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Troubled Times EP 2022

Particles to Pearls 2022

Career Advice Single 2021

The Darkness and The Light 2021

We Wonder 2018 

Back AgainMike Ward: Psychosongs
00:00 / 04:04
Let Love Lead the WayMike Ward: Psychosongs
00:00 / 03:55
ContentMike Ward: Psychosongs
00:00 / 04:49
No Way to LiveMike Ward: Psychosongs
00:00 / 04:20
The Next Rounds On MeMike Ward: Psychosongs
00:00 / 03:46
WWTFSMike Ward: Psychosongs
00:00 / 04:22

RECOGNITION

Finalist & Honorable Mention - 2022 Great River Folk Festival Songwriting Contest for"Letting Go"

The Darkness and The Light reached #31 on FAI Folk DJ Charts | Finalist for Outstanding Songwriter/Vocalist and

Music Video 2022 Detroit Music Awards

We Wonder named Best Folk Album of 2019 by Phil Maq of WHFR 89.3FM | Nominated for four Detroit Music Awards 

NOTABLE VENUES

Wheatland Folk Festival, FARM DJ Showcase & Performance Lane, Thumbfest, Arts, Beats & Eats, Lake Bonisteel Music Fest

Trinity House Theatre, Wiltsie's, Pete's Candy Store, 31 West, Over Yonder House Concerts, PJ's Lager House

RADIO & PODCASTS

Ron Olesko’s Folk Music Notebook Shelter in Place Showcase, Jon Stein’s Hootenanny Cafe Showcase, John Bommarito's Acoustic Alternatives, Charlie's Open Mic Acoustic Showcase with Charlie Mosbrook and The Stratton Setlist

“Perfect for taking a drive down backroads, reflecting on your memories and looking forward to making new ones.”

– Liv Conaty, Local Spins 

“Mike Ward’s radiant songs regard both the darkness and the light....humanistic approach to lyricism salvages a brightness

from heavyhearted subject matter.” – Jeff Milo, e-Current read more

Mike Ward: Psychosongs portrait
Mike Ward: Psychosongs live at Ghostlight in Hamtramck. photo by Scott Kraus

Mike Ward: Psychosongs high resolution promo photos can be downloaded from this link.

Download a PDF of MIke Ward: Psychosongs One Sheet

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For bookings, please contact Mike: syko5478@gmail.com    Or Angie: angelam.ward1955@gmail.com