NEAF ’13 Feature Artist: Ward Hayden of Girls, Guns and Glory
Girls Guns and Glory is a name synonymous with the rise of Americana music in Boston. That’s not to say that they single-handedly started the trend in our fine city, but they certainly had a few fingers in cookie jar, if you can dig what I am saying. Ward Hayden has been the strong thread in the fabric of this band from the get-go and with a changing cast of characters over the years has always stuck to his vision of the band, but adapting the changing landscape and his growth as a songwriter. These guys have always been a band that I looked to for guidance and had a great respect for. Hayden is a guy who sticks to his guns and doesn’t apologize for the music he is making. Music with an edge, that harkens back to a time when country music didn’t drop the “o” in its spelling. Ward was kind enough to take a few minutes from the boy’s relentless touring schedule to answer a couple of our questions for our NEA Featured Artist…check it out.
You know the drill kids, GGG is online at www.girlsgunsandglory.com and be sure to check them out at this year’s festival. They are anchoring the Brattle Stage on Sunday (Sept. 29th) at 5:10 PM. Sure to be a hell of a set, so bring your dancing shoes and a partner!