Kristen Ward has put out a couple of rock-flavored records in the last few years, but it is her latest alt-country record Charles that may best suit her amazing talent. She has a voice that is sweet and gentle and can seem like it just drips around you, or wraps you in a warm coat. Kristen doesn’t need all the ruckus and noise of loud rock to hide her voice behind, and I think perhaps the song “Maybe” off Charles best exemplifies what I am trying to get across. Check it out.
Kristen and her musical partner, the great and mighty Gary Westlake, have just started to venture out of the Northwest, playing some shows down in Los Angeles. I would recommend trying to see a show now . . . something you can store in your “I saw her when” file. No bullshit.
Written by Duff McKagan, Seattle Weekly