Gordon Thomas Ward

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My new record Providence was released on August 30

Song links coming to this page soon!

"[Providence] will likely end 2018 as one of the year's finest singer/songwriter efforts." ~ Mindy McCall, No Depression: The Journel of Roots Music

"With intelligent, earnest song writing, honest, clear vocals, and precise, acoustic instrumentation delivered with a production that’s pleasing to the ear, Providence is a refreshing, articulate album." ~ Glen Burtnik, singer, songwriter, entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, and best known as a former member of Styx

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I'm excited! My new record Providence is filled with illustrative lyrics, gorgeous instrumentation, tales, folklore, introspection, and stories plucked from the heart of our shared journey.
Do you remember listening to albums, studying their artwork, and memorizing their lyrics and musical phrases? We were entranced by them, and they may have even influenced our children. The albums’ songs conveyed poetic messages and gave us different perspectives on life. Their stories transported us to other places and seeped into our very souls. This is the kind of record I’ve composed, and I’m very excited about sharing it with all of you!

Since recording my first album Welcome to the Past, I’ve been writing and arranging songs about events in our world and sharing stages with many amazing musicians, singers, and songwriters. My song-crafting has revealed some private insights, but I know the music is common ground between myself and my listeners who’ve told me the way I communicate stories through song breathes new life into history, folklore, and our classic themes of love and loss - OUR STORY. In fact, educators and both local and national historical groups use my songs in classrooms, websites, and events! I am so very grateful and thankful and truly love all of you who have come to my shows, told me how the songs resonated with you, bought records, and generally supported my music.

Providence has grown out of all of this. After a very successful fanfunding campaign, the album has now been recorded in the highest quality at Charlestown Road Studios with the extraordinary Eric Troyer serving as engineer, co-producer, and contributing musician. Providence was mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Paul Wickliffe of Skyline Productions, and the record will also feature some stellar, contributing performances by a handful of top-notch musicians. “How Many More?” is one of my new songs that will give you an idea of what to expect. In fact, I was invited to perform"How Many More?" at the National Vigil for the Prevention of Gun Violence in Washington, D.C., in December 2017.

Providence was officially released on August 30, 2018 and is available wherever you purchase your music including CD Baby!


I'm now offering autographed copies of Providence through my website!

You can purchase an inscribed and autographed copy of the CD. Shipping and handling is $3.00 for up to 9 CDs and prorated for 10 or more CDs.

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