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Cyd Ward

Country of origin:


Type of music generally:

Contemporary folk


Most recent release, Between the Lines (2002)

See also:

Cyd Ward's Sonicbids page

CD Baby's Cyd Ward page

All Music's Cyd Ward bio


Other contemporary folk singers

Covers/own material:

Mostly own; occasional covers

General comments:

Cyn Ward has a rich voice and does guitar-based contemporary folk. Her songwriting is strong, though very much within her genre—what makes her stand out is her strong voice, which is always on the edge of harshness, which gives her ballads and edge and her life to her more lively tunes. (

Recommended first album:

Between the Lines is her debut


Between the Lines (2002)

Between the Lines

Release info:

2002—Ribbit Records—RR 101


See website for availability

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of contemporary folk

Group members:

Cyd Ward—acoustic guitar, vocals, recorder

Guest artists:

Joe Cullison—acoustic guitar, bass
John Marsden—harmony, keyboard, 12-string guitar
Larry Jacoby—bass
Charlie Morgan—percussion
Hall Stokes—harmony
Tommy Calton—lead acoustic guitar, acoustic slide guitar
Cindi Kalb—harmony
Bob Rafkin—bass
Jonathan Hedge—fiddle

Produced by:

Cyd Ward and John Marsden


This is a wide-ranging collection of songs, from sweet ballads to folkrockers to political songs to country. They hare held together by strong musicianship (the guitar work is especially lovely) and Cyn Ward's rich, mature voice. THe songs will be a little didactic for some tastes, but fans of contemporary folk will find much to enjoy here. (

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