Peter Ward & the Electric Blues
July 31, 2014
New England native, Peter Ward may have been raised in Maine; however, once you hear him play you would think otherwise. Taking a page from some of the greats, his style is a fusion and a “tip of the hat” to blues luminaries, integrating traditional Chicago-style blues of Jimmy Rogers, urban blues of BB King, swing blues, and classic country. He has played guitar alongside blues artists such as Jimmy Rogers, Otis Rush, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. Ronnie Earl once was quoted in Metronome calling him one of the best blues players around. Joining him will be his brother, Mudcat Ward on bass, Robert Martino on drums, and Hank Walther on keys. The band moves seamlessly from the traditional to edgy, unpredictable riffs, giving a unique interpretation of classic blues.