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Steven Ward

Steven Ward

Steven Ward is a staff online writer and metro reporter at The Baton Rouge Advocate as well as a freelance music writer. He is senior editor at and has had music writing published in Las Vegas Weekly, Harp, Classic Rock, The Boston Phoenix, Louisiana Life Magazine, Offbeat and the webzines, and Ward, who was raised in New Orleans, now lives in Baton Rouge with his wife Nisey and their daughter Audrey.


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Ray Davies, Donald Fagen, David Gilmour, Van Morrison: Rock of theĀ Aged: Morrison, Gilmour, Davies, Fagen

Review by Steven Ward, Las Vegas Weekly, March 2006

YOU KNOW WHAT Van Morrison, David Gilmour, Ray Davies and Donald Fagen have in common, besides their royal rank in rock geezerdom? They have new ...

Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel [2]

Review by Steven Ward, PopMatters, December 2003

FIRST, THERE'S THE voice. It's a scratchy tenor. Peter Gabriel was only 28 when he recorded his second solo album in 1978. I'm sure his ...

Marillion: An Interview With Pete Trewavas

Interview by Steven Ward, PopMatters, June 2003

MARILLION MAY BE the best-kept secret in rock. Formed in London in 1981, Marillion started out like any other young band. The band members, including ...

Rick Wright: Shine On, Rick Wright

Obituary by Steven Ward, Blurt, September 2008

FOUNDING PINK FLOYD keyboardist Rick Wright is playing the great gig in the sky right now. Maybe Syd Barrett is watching from the wings of ...

Yusuf: An Other Cup

Review by Steven Ward, Las Vegas Weekly, November 2006

WHEN I FIRST heard the sweet-sounding chorus, "I go where true love goes/I go where true love goes" from 'Heaven/Where True Love Goes' on the ...

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The True Adventures of Stanley Booth

Interview by Steven Ward,, January 2002

STANLEY BOOTH is one hell of a writer. The evidence is clear once you pick up his book on the world's greatest rock 'n' roll ...

Whatever Happened to Paul Nelson?

Interview by Steven Ward,, 2000

ROCK WRITING WAS NOT the first choice of Paul Nelson. A pioneer of rock criticism, and one of its most talented practitioners, Nelson (who cites ...

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