Moving on to the music though, Matt and his band played a killer set of tunes spanning his albums and tossed in a few choice covers as well. He tackled Louis Armstrong's "I Get Ideas" and "Roll Over Beethoven" during the set in top fashion.
Ward's unique and superb guitar style shined during the set as did his somber, raspy vocals. His band is quite fantastic as well.
During the encore, he was joined on stage by his She & Him partner Zooey Deschanel who recreated her backing vocals on "Never Had Nobody Like You." She stuck around for the final song, which was a rousing cover of The Beatles' song "Birthday" in honor of Merge's birthday. It was a fitting close to a great set. Check out the complete set list below.
M. Ward set list:
Poor Boy, Minor Key
To Save Me
I Get Ideas
Fahey/Fisher of Men
To Go Home
Roll Over Beethoven
Never Had Nobody Like You (w/ Zooey Deschanel)
Birthday (Beatles cover w/ Zooey Deschanel)