Jim Ward

Jim Ward

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Hometown: El Paso, TX (USA)


James David Ward (born September 19, 1976 in El Paso, Texas) is the lead vocalist, guitarist and leader of the band Sparta. A self–taught guitarist and pianist, he was also the co–founder of the seminal (and now defunct) post–hardcore band At the Drive–In.


Jim Ward Quiet

Jim Ward

Quiet (2008)

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Jim Ward (Sparta/At the Drive-In)

Friday, October 27, 2006 at 6:25 PM (EDT)

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