Sunday, February 2, 2014

New album: Girls Dancing Through Feathered Fields

New album out as of Feb 1st 2014, "Girls Dancing Through Feathered Fields".  It is a one hour guitar orchestra written for 7 guitars all performed by me.  I advise listening to it in one sitting preferably while multi tasking by reading hard fantasy or doing your dishes or something.  As always, you can stream or download it here:
http://samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/album/girls-dancing-through-feathered-fields


Sunday, December 8, 2013

BACK FROM HEAVEN aaaaand The Lame Years is finished!

New album out now: BACK FROM HEAVEN.  This is the 12th and final volume of the 12 album series The Lame Years which was released monthly through 2013.  The final collection is a big rock album (FYI I nearly closed out with a folk record).  The opening track "Calling All Gods" lists as many 3 syllable Lovecraft Elder Gods as ones tongue can spew. You can stream or download the album here:

http://samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/album/back-from-heaven-the-lame-years-vol-12  



I am currently working on compiling a "Best Of The Lame Years" compilation album to be released early next year.  Let me know in the comments if there are any songs you feel strongly about including. 

Thanks for listening.  It's been a great year.  Next year will be even better.  Can't wait.
LOVE,
Sam

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NAMEDROPPER

The new album is out now: NAMEDROPPER-The Lame Years Vol. 11!  It is available for streaming and download at my bandcamp page at this link here:

http://samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/album/namedropper-the-lame-years-vol-11

A different guitarist plays on every song (except the intro and outro). 
The guitarists are: Toby Goodshank, Ben Galey, Chuck Hoffman, Aaron Hefel, Dean Clean, Ryan Werner, Andy Koettel, R. Stevie Moore, Shane Hickey, Bob Bucko, Weird Paul Petroskey, Todd Bowser, Grace Locke Ward, Chris Ford, Dandrew Stevens, Kylie Buddin, Joe Jack Talcum, Bob Fay, Joel Sires, Bryn Lov, Brian Cox, Ed Gray, Little Fyodor, Brando Gassman, Jon Hansen, R. Bennett & Matt Rebelskey.

Thanks to everybody who played on this record!

Also thank YOU for all the support!  October saw the most traffic to the albums and website yet. 
See you next month for the stunning conclusion.
#12!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Country Music Album!

Out Today: "Country & Western Funeral" by Samuel Locke Ward & The Band They Could Not Hang.  Featuring Ed Gray on lap steel, Joe Jack Talcum on harmonica, Ross Meyer on drum, Dale Nixon on bass & Phil Maul doing the sample wrangling. 17 new country & western songs.  Get it here:
http://samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/album/country-western-funeral-the-lame-years-vol-10




Tuesday, September 17, 2013

upcoming shows

Shows coming up:


Sat Sept. 21st @ Trumpet Blossom in Iowa City 9PM $3
Thur. Sept 26th @ DG's Taphouse in Ames, IA w/ Meat Puppets for Maximum Ames Fest
Fri. Sept 27th @ Oleavers in Omaha, NE w/ Simon Joyner & The Ghosts
Sat. Sept. 28th @ Octopus in Cedar Falls, IA w/ Twins CANCELLED
Tue. Oct. 1st @ The Mill w/ DTCV (ex-GBV)

NEW LIVE TAPE OUT THIS WEEK: "HOT GARBAGE AT THE PIZZA PALACE OF LOVE"
Watch this area!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

New album(s) BROWNHOUSE + Pizza Palace Of Love!

September 1st!  And I have the next installment of The Lame Years ready to go.  The newest volume is called; "Brownhouse Or How Learned To Love The Phill Collins Hate Machine".  It is an album of keyboard and drum machine with my friends Sean Jones & Phil Maul of Open Goat doing the electronics over it.  I have never made an album like it before.  You can stream it or download it here:  
http://samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/album/brownhouse-the-lame-years-vol-9

 Also out this weekend a new live album titled; "Live At The Pizza Palace Of Love".  It was a solo set taped in April of 2012 and I always really liked the versions of the songs on the recording.  You can stream and download it HERE:
http://samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-the-pizza-palace-of-love

I also have some upcoming shows:
Sat Sept. 7th @ PSZ in Iowa City, IA w/ Calvin Johnson, Bryn Lov, Curt Oren $5
Sat Sept. 21st @ Trumpet Blossom in Iowa City 9PM FREE
Thur. Sept 26th @ DG's Taphouse in Ames, IA w/ Meat Puppets for Maximum Ames Fest
Fri. Sept 27th @ Oleavers in Omaha, NE w/ Simon Joyner & The Ghosts
Sat. Sept. 28th @ Octopus in Cedar Falls, IA w/ Twins


See you Oct. 1st for Lame Years #10.



Happy Labor Day.  Summer is over.  Back to work.
-mgmt

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

SATANIC SPORTS BLOOPERS

NEW ALBUM
OUT TODAY album #8 of the 12 part Lame Years series; "Styxxx Henderson Presnts: Satanic Sports Bloopers".  The album is less chord and melody driven than other albums in the series and focuses more on bringing the riffs and noise.  i think it is the heaviest and most experimental album yet in the series.  i played all the stuff on it and Jon Hansen did the most of the mixing and all of the mastering. You can stream and download the album here:
http://samuellockeward.bandcamp.com/album/styxxx-henderson-presents-satanic-sports-bloopers-the-lame-years-vol-8


TOUR DATES
I have have recently added a few new tour dates:
Thur. Sept 26th @ DG's Taphouse in Ames Iowa w/ Meat Puppets for Maximum Ames Fest
Fri. Sept 27th @ Oleavers in Omaha, NE w/ Simon Joyner & The Ghosts
Sat. Sept 28th @ Octopus in Cedar Falls, IA w/ Twins


SONGS FROM A COUCH
I recently sat down and contributed a song to the SONGS FROM A COUCH site.  I performed the song "The Cross" from the album "In Case You Have Doubt" on a couch with a borrowed guitar.


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UPDATE:  LIVE VIDEO "I WANT TO BE YOUR CAT BUTT"

New album out September 1st.  As of right now, I have no idea what it will be but I will make sure it's up to snuff.