July 29th, 2021 9pm Stage 3
As of June 16, 2021, New York State has lifted all COVID-19 related restrictions that apply to a venue of Rockwood’s size. In accordance with these revised guidelines, vaccination records will no longer be checked and entry will be permitted for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Social distancing and masks will not be required, although masks will remain recommended for non-vaccinated individuals.
Artist and Songwriter, Keith Ward has prided himself on wearing his musical heart on his sleeve. With his infectious piano driven pop-fare, reminiscent of Keane, Elton John, Billy Joel, and Gavin DeGraw, Ward writes music that reels the listener in and keeps them there.
A New Yorker who honed his chops as a Music major at Syracuse University, he has been a mainstay in the northeast touring circuit for years between Boston and DC. With stints even in the UK, Ward has proven that his sound has reach both literally and figuratively. His most recent effort, Songs from a Cliffside touches on themes of love and loss, risk and reward in a personal yet relatable way. It was produced by Alex Nackman and mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk.
On the tour road, Keith has assembled a who’s who of New York touring musicians to bring the album to life, including celebrated saxophonist Geoff Burke (Harry Connick Jr. Band), Grammy award winning drummer Jared Schonig, Guitarist Hendrik Helmer (Madonna) and Bassist Ian Stewart (Gerardo Contino).
Ward’s growing and even sold-out crowds at venerable New York rooms such as Rockwood Music Hall prove that his recipe and persistence is working as his insightful brand of piano-pop connects with the eyes and ears of those who appreciate honesty in their musical tastes.