maj 10 2011

At The Ambassador´s Residence


¤¤¤ It was a great evening in Stockholm. Kentuckyseven were invited to a private gig with folkgiant M Ward, at home at the Ambassador of the United States Matthew Barzun and his wonderful wife Brooke Brown Barzun.

Ambassador Matthew Barzun with Kentucky-Jonas.

The Ambassador Barzun is a devoted musiclover and we are really proud that he reads our stuff. He loves the folky vibe, a Swedish favorite is The Tallest Man on Earth who plays Trägår´n May 16th.

We´ll meet up with The Ambassador again in the end of May, before he starts his new job as the Campaign Finance Chairman for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. Sad to see him leave Sweden, glad he is accepting the President´s call. We wish him all the best.

At the beautiful residence we hit the Mint Juleps, met Stellan Skarsgård, and had a great chat with M Ward himself. He did nine songs as intense as the blue grassfields of Kentucky. ’Requiem’ was beautiful, the covers of Daniel Johnstone (The story of an artist) and David Bowie (Let´s Dance) blew us away.

M Ward did a heartwarming gig Sunday May 8th.

M Ward told us he´s planning a new record for 2012 and is writing songs for it right now. He wanted our K7-readers to check out the amazing Harry Nilsson and hoped to get back to Pustervik in Gothenburg soon, where he actually did his first Swedish show ever.

Kentuckyseven sends our love to The Amassador and his family, their great staff, Darcie and all the nice people we met. It was truly a night to remember.

maj 4 2011

Meet M. Ward


Described as “one of Americas best roots songwriters”, M.Ward has made friends all over the planet since his debut back in 1999.

His albums ranks as “the mother of all front-porch records”. Hold Time (2009) is timeless music, sheer brilliance from a guy who makes it all sound so easy. We all know it aint.

Besides his solo career, Matt Ward is a member of the great folkrock group Monsters of Folk and in the beautiful duo She & Him with Zooey Deschannel. Both of whom I adore. If talent were made into a man…

Born in 1973, raised in Portland, Oregon and with his own twang of reality – this is a guy to follow. I hear Sufjan Stevens & Tom Waits, I hear blues & countrymusic, I hear americana in the true sense.

But most of all M. Ward is his own shepard. A man with a tale to tell and a guitar to hammer. It all makes sense.

He´s playing Dramaten in Stockholm May 9. I will hook up with him beforehand, for ya´ll to read. Stay tuned.