Take Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear purely at surface level, and you have an authentic and soulful musical duo. The 3 songs the Kansas City MO group brought by our place for a recent session
are roots songs of the first order, born and bred in the heartland, and ultimately offering something unique, memorable, and downright sinagable.
"The joy of having a child is incredible, it's indescribable". In conversation, Ruth Ward touches on what ultimately makes this group so special, however. Family. OK, she might have been referencing the birthing of their new debut album - Skeleton Key
- which arrived healthy as can be 2 days prior to our session. But, her joy of playing music and experiencing the band's wild ride must be magnified knowing she's doing so with her son Madisen sitting by her side.
Speaking of wild rides, you won't believe the story the two share about what happened after playing The Late Show With David Letterman earlier this Spring. Check out the interview with Ruth and Madisen Ward and give the full-length session on our site a spin when you're done.