03/17/2017 M. Ward performs at The Showtime House (Clive Bar) during an event at SXSW.

The music of Portland, Ore., singer-songwriter (and Zooey Deschanel collaborator) M. Ward is as tranquil as a small, Pacific Northwest town. What better place to slip into a musical fugue than the “Twin Peaks” party at Clive Bar during South by Southwest?

On Friday, Ward played a quiet, understated set full of meticulous guitar work, with some looping pedal and harmonica thrown in. Here’s what people had to say about the show.


… M. Ward at Twin Peaks House covers "In Dreams." Nice touch. #SXSW pic.twitter.com/wWpn7nVA2H

— Jason Aycock (@AlphaJason) March 18, 2017

When Ryan Adams cancels and you end up seeing M. Ward and Neko Case instead, things are pretty okay.

— Doug Orey (@dougorey) March 18, 2017

Twin Peaks & M. Ward = Perfect #TwinPeaks #SXSW : @realjoemcginnis pic.twitter.com/QOxRAZ8KnZ

— The Syndicate (@thesyndotcom) March 18, 2017

Enjoying @mwardtweeting despite some brutal sound bleed #SXSW pic.twitter.com/uF2LXSfn5n

— ZackTeibloom (@ZackTeibloom) March 18, 2017


Mr. @mwardtweeting playing solo for the fine folks of #sxsw. Catch him at @CityWineryATL @CityWineryNSH @CityWineryCHI later this month! pic.twitter.com/iNNMwN3oNm

— Maybe: Mike (@sippycupyall) March 18, 2017

Thanks @mwardtweeting for an amazing #sxsw show

— Ashley Theissen (@AshleyTheissen) March 18, 2017

.@mwardtweeting enchants the crowd at the #TwinPeaks Lodge at #SXSW! #Showtime pic.twitter.com/p9N4I21hCl

— Twin Peaks (@SHO_TwinPeaks) March 18, 2017