Music Thursdays | Ward Hayden | 3-5pm
Join us outside the Blue lobby (weather permitting) for music Thursdays, performed by Ward Hayden.
Ward Hayden began playing classic country music as a way to break from the music so commonly found on popular radio airwaves. Hayden’s foray into country and early rock ‘n’ roll began with a fateful borrowing of a few of his mother’s cassettes. When asked, Hayden remarks, “I was doing these long drives and there was nothing appealing to me on the radio. I was twenty years old at the time and had been through my first experiences with heartbreak and loss. When I put some of these cassettes on the player in my Oldsmobile Delta Eighty-Eight, all I could think was, “this is everything I’ve been searching for.”
Ward Hayden has cut his teeth the old fashioned way: on the road and on the stage. And Hayden has barnstormed far beyond his hometown of Boston, playing honky-tonks, beer joints and more recently concert venues throughout the U.S and Europe. He’s amassed a loyal legion of fans along the way. The media have noticed too, including Rolling Stone, who heralds him as a “modern-day Buddy Holly plus Dwight Yoakam divided by the Mavericks.”
Ward Hayden’s new album “Free Country ” is due out Aug 20th, 2021 and it’s a musical force to be reckoned with. From heart wrenching ballads, to foot-stompin’ rock ‘n’ roll, whether live or on record, Ward Hayden delivers every time.