Joel Ansett

Joel Ansett

Mark Ward

Fri · July 28, 2017

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Joel Ansett
Joel Ansett
Joel Ansett grew up in Spokane, WA but got his songwriting start just outside of Pittsburgh, PA while attending college. Performing around campus built enough momentum that upon graduating in 2012, he began pursuing a career as a full time songwriter and musician. He settled in Denver in 2014 and has since released a full length album and found success in a number of songwriting competitions, the latest being 3rd place recognition in the 2016 Telluride Troubadour Contest, and a first place prize in the 2017 International Acoustic Music Awards. Dubbed by The Huffington Post as “the sonic lovechild of John Legend and The Tallest Man On Earth,” Joel’s songs combine folk and R&B to great effect; and beyond the music’s sonic qualities, Artist Review wrote: “This album is soul therapy. It is effective and real. ‘The Nature of Us’ takes us within and shines our own light back at us.”
Mark Ward
Mark Ward
"When you're one person with a guitar, you better have something compelling to separate yourself from all your like-minded compatriots. Ward definitely does-a magnetic, spine-tinglingly beautiful voice." -Jeff Echert, The Inlander (Oct 20, 2008)

" The incandescent crackle of a young songwriter taking the lens of his musical idols and turning it upon himself, finding something sad, hopeful and unique. " - Luke Baumgarten, The Inlander (Oct 18, 2007)

"A finalist in the Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival's national songwriting competition earlier this year, Mark Ward is a hard-working (usually solo) performer who frequently surprises audiences by looping melodica lines while playing guitar and kick drum. " - Joel Smith, The Inlander (Jul 17, 2008)

"Mark Ward is a talented musician whose music offers emotional sincerity in the subjects of love and life. He has a folksy-acoustic sound the is sweetened with well written, soul-driven lyrics." - Staff, Spokane Sidekick (Nov 02, 2006)
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/