Over the course of the show we were treated to a mixture of his classics mixed with a sprinkle of songs from his soon to be released album, A Wasteland Companion. No backing band meant fairly stripped down renditions of songs; 'Me and My Shadow' sounded almost like a different song compared to the album version. 'Poor Boy, Minor Key' sounded divine as did 'Helicopter' and the awesome looking 'Duet for Guitars #3' where he gets his fingers into the kind of shapes that would make many a guitarist weep.
As with all good shows, it was over too fast. I've seen M Ward play 3 times now and each time has been an absolute pleasure. I highly recommend you listen to his new album which is streaming for a limited time over on NPR. I'll write more on that soon.