Bio

"Few make as immediate and impassioned an impact as Gordon Thomas Ward manages to do... Evoking a heartfelt sound reminiscent of Dan Fogelberg in particular." ~ Lee Zimmerman, Goldmine Magazine

“Gordon Thomas Ward exhibits his mastery of eloquent lyrics and musical storytelling. The songs emanate exquisite colors, captivating rhythms, and Ward’s enchanting voice.” ~ Blogcritics

 

   Dubbed “the total package” by his fans, GRAMMY®-balloted Gordon Thomas Ward tours as a solo performer with songs charting in the Top 10 in the Euro Indie Music Chart, Top 20 on the DRT Global Adult Contemporary Airplay Chart, the Top 50 on the DRT Global Top 150 Country Airplay Chart, and more! His song stylings have been influenced by the singer-songwriters of the late 1960s through the 1970s, yet Gordon's songs occupy a space all their own and fit into the contemporary folk rock, adult alternative, and Americana genres. Gordon utilizes a variety of instruments in his live shows, which result in a varied spectrum of tonal colors.

   His songs have led him to work with notable musicians such as Mik Kaminski and Eric Troyer (The Electric Light Orchestra and ELO II), William J. Hall (Frostwater), Caroline Cotter, share the stage and billing with Natalie Merchant and Christine Lavin, and opened for The Boxcar Lilies and noted singer-songwriter Bill Staines, among others. Gordon's first album Welcome to the Past was released in 2013. His new GRAMMY-balloted record Providence was released on August 30, 2018 to wonderful critical acclaim. Gordon has written songs for film, the World War One Centennial Commission in Washington, D.C., and historical groups. He is no stranger to television and radio, and has performed at many festivals and venues, including the prestigious Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA, for three years running.

   As an artist interested in social issues, Gordon produced and performed in a Concert Across America to End Gun Violence in 2016 and 2018. A true "Renaissance man," Gordon is the host of a podcast titled An Artist's View and is the author of five books, on which he lectures frequently. At the moment, Gordon is working on a new record titled Eiderdown, which he hopes to release late in 2019 or early 2020.