Folk and blues-inspired Americana artist, M. Ward, has released ten studio albums since 1999. In addition to his solo work, he is a member of indie pop duo She & Him alongside actress Zooey Deschanel, and folk-rock supergroup Monsters of Folk, and also participates in recording, producing, and playing with multiple other artists including Cat Power, Neko Case, Beth Orton, The Court & Spark, Bright Eyes (with whom he toured on the 2004 Vote for Change tour with R.E.M. and Bruce Springsteen), Jenny Lewis (whose debut solo album Rabbit Fur Coat he co-produced), and My Morning Jacket. In 2010, She & Him’s second album, Volume Two, peaked at No. 6 on Billboard’s Top 200. A Very She & Him Christmas was released in 2011 peaking at No. 12. Monsters of Folk, formed by M. Ward, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, and Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes, was a commercial success, peaking at No. 15 on Billboard’s Top 200. In April 2020, Ward released his tenth studio album, Migration Stories. He played a sold out show at Gruene Hall in 2014.