“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 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

Anchored by his rich strumming, lightly sanded vocals and philosophical lyrics, this is music by grownups, about grownups, for grownups.” -Darryl Sterdan of Tinnitist read more

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Particles to Pearls 2022

Career Advice Single 2021

The Darkness and The Light 2021

We Wonder 2018 

RECOGNITION

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

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

Trinity House Theatre, 20 Front Street, 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 

"The Detroit Americana singer-songwriter thoughtfully uncovers the delicate midpoint between two opposing forces in time and emotion on his reflective third album, The Darkness and The Light." -Lori Stratton, The Stratton Setlist read more

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
The Other SideMike Ward: Psychosongs
00:00 / 05:29
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