The Baron Ward
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The Baron Ward

Portland, OR | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Portland, OR
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Folk Rock




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Still working on that hot first release.



The Baron Ward is a core duo based out of Portland Oregon, made up of acoustic americana, joyous hooks and candid harmonies.

Chris Baron is a well-traveled bard with a wide array of aural weapons and a composed, focused presence.  Dors Ward appears unassuming, then quite suddenly comes alive on the stage.  He sings like an out-of-control angel, his rich baritone belting from guts for glory.  Various backing bands have been put together in the past.  Today, the raging acoustic Duo is all the rage.  

Performance influences might be summed down to The Avett Brothers, Pearl Jam, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Doors.  Songwriting influences surely include: Eddie Vedder, Mike Einzinger and William Downing.  The Baron Ward is most strongly influenced by friends, and friends of friends whose music happens to strike a nerve.  

Important to the small team is #K8npdx, an extraordinarily talented photographer and videographer.  Trustworthy and consistent, she captures highly stylized highlights, embarrassments, and Road Glow with a keen eye.  

Baron Ward was a sudden idea born in the cheese department at a New Seasons Market, Fall 2007 in Portland.  The friendship became deep, and the music, compelling.  In the beginning, two fiery live sets were arranged.  An 'official' self-produced EP was happily given away at all shows.  Many demos lurk in distant stereos.  After wildly touring the western United States for three years along with Huge Sally, the project went on hiatus in 2010.  A personal development break lasted five years, and The Baron Ward mysteriously revved up again around May 2015.  The past eight years have been pre-production.  The Real Show is about to begin!

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