23 year old Derbyshire native, Lucy Ward plays guitar but considers her voice to be her first instrument. Already a veteran performer (having started at 14), her live sets are an eclectic mix of traditional and modern folk interpretations interspersed with her own songs. She has the ability to still an audience with the strength and purity of her set. Nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award as a teenager in 2009, Lucy has subsequently shared live bills with top UK folk artists such as Seth Lakeman, Chris Wood, Jim Moray, The Oysterband, and more, as well as playing numerous shows in her own right at festivals and clubs all over the country. Constantly increasing her momentum in the folk music world, Ward received the Horizon Award for the Best Newcomer at the BBC Folk Awards in February 2012.
SINGLE FLAME is Ward’s second album, building off of her critically acclaimed debut album Adelphi Has to Fly. Produced by British folk trailblazer Stu Hanna, SINGLE FLAME is already turning heads in the folk world and is bound to bring this talented young musician more recognition. Her powerful but eloquent debut single “For the Dead Men” features Ward’s captivatingly smooth voice with simple and beautiful finger-picking to create a delicate and eerie folk ballad that will haunt listeners for days.
“She sings with integrity, talent and verve.” —BBC Radio 2
“Brit folk’s most vibrant and forthright new young talents…” —Mojo Magazine
“One of the best things I’ve heard in years…” —Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
This album's MP3s are available at 320 kbps.
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