Marcus Alan Ward Uptown Saturday Nights Week 3

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The Cleveland Foundation Uptown Saturday Nights - Week 3

Marcus Alan Ward

Combining the shape-shifting musicianship of the 80’s, the mysticism of the 70’s, and the fiery electric blues guitar work of the 60’s, as well as many other more modern influences, Marcus Alan Ward creates a portal into the musical golden eras of the past while bravely forging ahead into the future.

The self taught multi-instrumentalist and Cleveland, Ohio native spent his middle and high school days in and out of bands, later discovering and being exposed to jazz, soul, hip hop, electronic music, and more obscure sounds in college. After releasing a pair of EP’s under the initial “Freeze-Tag” moniker (2012’s WLDFLWR_HNY and 2013’s Eskimo) the artist released his debut full length album Last Night I Grew Tentacles via his own Long Division Recordings in August of 2014, under his own name. Ward says of the name change, “It really draws distinction to the fact that I’m a one man composer and that it’s just me, it’s more honest.”

Toying with light electronic and alternative soul musings on his previous releases, Ward turns his attention to Psychedelic Pop, Rock, and Funk on his latest offerings. The only child continues to pursue honest artistic expression while keeping musicianship at the forefront.


Roots music embodies the rich tradition of music created by multiple cultures in America. Enjoy FREE, live, weekly music performances at Uptown Saturdays beginning August 27th, courtesy of the Cleveland Foundation.

The series will celebrate the roots of American music – blues, jazz, gospel, traditional country, folk, Americana, bluegrass and zydeco, among others – as performed by local musicians at eight locations on seven consecutive Saturdays in University Circle's Uptown district. October 14-15 our roots music celebration concludes with a two day Uptown RootsFes
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