Ben Ward Music
making music. diving deeper. living life. loving olivia. oh, and trying not to be the fat husband.

Tag archive: studio [ 21 ]

I’m Hungry

This week, I’ve got a wonderful worship song that I hope you’ll enjoy.  I love doing it in this slow, contemplative way.  I could sing it for hours! (thanks Harold Greene).  It was written by Kathryn Scott from the Vineyard in Ireland (we’re getting intenational here). Download here.  Play here:

There’s Still a Fight in Me

New song this week written with one of my favorite people in the world, Anje Dowler, and Katie Dean.  It’s got a “James Taylor Moment” in the middle where the key goes up and I have to move the capo in a split second.  Watch for it :). Download here.  Play here: Fight In Me Ben Ward, Anje Dowler, Katie Dean You’re the cigarette I’m not smoking You’re the whiskey I’m not pouring Anymore….Why can’t I close the door You’re […]

I’m Breaking the Speed Limit

Thanks to my friend Lani Brandon for letting me use her keyboard this week.  I wrote this tune after getting a few speeding tickets…seems I can’t speed without getting caught! Download MP3 here.  Play here:

One of those days

Wednesday was not a great day.  Nothing bad happened.  It just wasn’t good.  Have you ever had one of those days? I stayed home from work to wait on the exterminator (another long story…) who never came.  I tried to record a new song for the YouTube Sessions on keyboard and I just couldn’t get a good take.  At about ten o’clock I decided to pack the recording stuff up (it’s New York – there no room for a dedicated […]

Love Song for Olivia (11 Years!)

This past Saturday was our 11th anniversary so I did what any good songwriter does  [:) ] and wrote her a song.  If you’re interested, the last anniversary song I wrote Olivia was “Like This” from my album State I’m In. Let me know what you think! Download the MP3 here.  Play here:

A Little Garth…

A little change of pace this week.  I’ve played you eight new original songs in-a-row so I thought it would be fun to do a cover.  This is the first Garth Brooks song I learned to play.  It’s very James Taylorish so it fit me just right.  It was written by Garth and Victoria Shaw from the album Fresh Horses. She’s Every Woman Download | Play: