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Wade Ward

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103334

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