When M. Ward performed last week at the Henry Fonda Theater, Zooey Deschanel showed up to accompany the guitar slinger on a couple of tracks, including the recently Late Night-tested “Never Had Nobody Like You.” The Smiths fan was nowhere in sight for Ward’s rendition of Hold Time’s “To Save Me” Friday on Craig Ferguson. Actually, Ward didn’t even have his guitar. Instead, he tapped away on a keyboard — usually with one hand, the other in a fist — while his backing band plus Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, and Carla Azar from Autolux provided the rest.
M. Ward – “Hold Time” (MP3)
Hold Time is out via Merge.