She & Him/Monster of Folk’s M. Ward has not only been revisiting his back catalog of original solo material while on tour, but he has worked a varying list of cover songs — some of which he’s released studio versions of — into the live repertoire as well. Occasionally joined by tourmates Howe Gelb & the Band of Gypsies, Ward performed stripped-down versions of 1983 David Bowie hit “Let’s Dance,” Hold Time track Buddy Holly’s “Rave On,” Leonard Cohen’s “Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye,” and more. Below, we’ve culled the best new clips floating around for a little M. Ward live cover song collection that will be updated when new tunes surface.
“Let’s Dance” (David Bowie)
“Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye” (Leonard Cohen)
“The Story of An Artist” (Daniel Johnston)
“Roll Over Beethoven” (Chuck Berry)
“Rave On” (Buddy Holly)