John Ward - Photo by Ecki
Photo by Ecki


John is a singer/songwriter and musician based in East Anglia, England and here you can find out more about him, his gigs, recordings and his book amongst other bits and pieces you may find of interest.

All the best and thanks for coming.

Life Drawing

New album Life Drawing

Recorded over the last year in Suffolk, the CD has been mastered in London and includes an 8-page booklet with photos, sleeve notes and full lyrics.  ‘Life Drawing’ follows John’s acclaimed 2016 album, ‘Sargasso’, and features his excellent band and some favourite guest musicians.  Drawing on the lives of people he has met on his travels, his own family and the testing times in which we live, the album explores themes such as the language of love through music and art, hope overcoming adversity, the solace of singing together, escape from entrapment and the triumph of love, amongst other subjects. Order your CD copy HERE >>>

The John Ward Trio

Photo: Len Ingles

The John Ward Trio brings together John, Lynne and Les whose powerful 3-part harmonies blend to give a richer life to John’s original songs and to his traditional repertoire.  Accompanied by guitar, double bass, mandolin, harmonica, whistles and bodhran, and with the familiar, relaxed banter, stories and humour, the Trio delights folk club and festival audiences around the country.  John is an East Anglian boy and, when the occasion demands, the Trio love to specialise in John’s East Coast heritage songs and traditional music of the land and the sea. For more information >>

‘The best trad folk music set I have ever seen.  Literally.’  Attila the Stockbroker.

Photo: John Streatfield
Broad Roots Winter Festival


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