There are not so many mother and son folk duos, but if they could all sound as good as Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear then we’d be all in favour of this being the next big trend in folk. Ruth Ward had her own career going in the sixties and seventies, but took time-out for family. Well, what goes around comes around and as Madisen explains “My mom started to become a fan of the things that I was writing. She would tell me, ‘Hey, I’m gonna take a break during this show. You should go up and play a couple songs…she started playing on my original songs, and the songs just started to take shape more and more and kind of almost develop their own sound.” And it’s a great sound.
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