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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: Detroit singer-songwriter Mike Ward is known for his lyrically-centric, vocally-charged folk songs. While growing up in Port Huron, Michigan, he listened to the Irish music of his heritage and sang in several choirs before digesting the influential sounds of Simon & Garfunkel, Dylan, Springsteen and John Prine. These days, he finds inspiration in the works of Jason Isbell, Sarah Jarosz and John Paul White. His intimate songwriting echoes through empty city streets, back country roads and family portraits. It also resides in the hidden spaces between joy and tragedy, love and loss. read more


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



Love Never Rests releasing April 14, 2023

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


DJ Showcase 2022 Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) introduced by Marilyn Rae Beyer, The Midnight Special  WFMT 98.7FM

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 


Wheatland Folk Festival, FARM DJ Showcase, Thumbfest, HollerFest, Thunder Bay Folk Fest, Trinity House Theatre, Wiltsie's, Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY, 31 West, Newark ,OH, Over Yonder House Concerts & PJ's Lager House


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

Download Tech Rider here

For press, please contact Lori Stratton:

For bookings, please contact Mike Ward:    Or Angie Ward:

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