Wade Ward (1892–1971) was an American old-time music banjo player and fiddler from Independence, Virginia. He was especially renowned for his clawhammer banjo playing. He was a frequent winner at the Galax, Virginia Old Time Fiddler's Convention. His instrument, a Gibson RB-11 5-string banjo, is now housed in the Smithsonian Institution. Along with Kyle Creed, Wade Ward is thought by many to embody the 'Galax' style of clawhammer banjo playing.
Birth and Death Data: Born October 15th, 1892 (Independence), Died May 29th, 1971 (Independence)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1929
Roles Represented in DAHR: banjo
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|OKeh||9316||10-in.||Aug. 1925||Fox chase||Wade Ward||Banjo solo||instrumentalist, banjo|
|OKeh||9317||10-in.||Aug. 1925||A married man's blues||Wade Ward||Banjo solo||instrumentalist, banjo|
|OKeh||9318||10-in.||Aug. 1925||Chilly wind||Wade Ward||Banjo solo||instrumentalist, banjo|
|OKeh||9319||10-in.||Aug. 1925||Brother Ephram||Wade Ward||Banjo solo||instrumentalist, banjo|
|OKeh||W403138||10-in.||10/16/1929||Reckless rambler||Buck Mountain Band||Instrumental trio||instrumentalist, banjo|
|OKeh||W403139||10-in.||10/16/1929||Go and leave me if you wish||Buck Mountain Band||Instrumental trio||instrumentalist, banjo|
|OKeh||W403140||10-in.||10/16/1929||Yodeling blues||Buck Mountain Band||Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo and yodeling||instrumentalist, banjo|
|OKeh||W403141||10-in.||10/16/1929||Don't let the blues get you down||Buck Mountain Band||Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, banjo|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ward, Wade," accessed August 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103334.
Ward, Wade. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103334.
"Ward, Wade." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 August 2021.
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