Bill Ward Just for the Moment/ Caught in the Act
"Stark reality and inventive fantasy are the extremities from which Ward has constructed his lyrics on this occasion, album opener Hell Deep being one of the former. Having leased some land to a mining company, after: The shovels came, took what they needed, a barren terrain with poisoned watercourses was handed back. The moral, always read the small print. On the opposite margin, Unicornwhich lyrically references the Great Wall of China, and includes interludes of Eastern musicwitnesses John F. Kennedy, James Dean, John Wayne and Van Gogh in conversation. " Maverick Magazine
A native of the baked concrete hills of Miami, Bill has been a private detective and an analyst for the oil industry, among other vocations. However, throughout all of his endeavors, music has been the driving force in his life.
Bill has penned over 300 compositions, ranging from folk to jazz, country to classical, and rock to reggae. Bill's 1991 album, William is our Name is still enjoying airplay in the U.S., Russia, Ireland, The Netherlands, Canada, and on Willie Nelson & friends OUTLAW FOR PEACE show airing worldwide on 'RADIO FOR PEACE INTERNATIONAL . His songs have been recorded by a host of artists as well as being picked up by Warner-Chappel Music and Phil Collins Hit and Run Music
Although Bill draws inspiration from many styles of music, he is a folk singer/songwriter in the truest sense of the term. His songs illustrate the plight of common folk from every walk of life, whether it's the unending struggles of the American Indian or the unfortunate reality of the drug pusher on your local street corner, his music conveys a message. Like a painter with a brush and canvas, he portrays vivid, haunting pictures of our lives, past, present and future. As you close your eyes and listen, you can feel the Texas Hill Country wind on your face and recall fond childhood dreams of growing up to be a cowboy, Whether its a slow waltz or a driving rock song, Bill captures the hearts and minds of his listeners time and time again with his dynamic stage presence, gripping prose and unforgettable melodies.
Bill's songs are intelligent, down to earth portraits that capture the very soul of his audience. Each picture he paints is an insight into life, born from his diverse background and keen eye for the triumphs and tragedies that are so much a part of our everyday lives.
11030 Quivira Rd
Overland Park, KS 66210
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