Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.
Lauren Ruth Ward’s grand finale was one worth waiting for. Though they were persistent throughout most of the earlier acts, she did not allow production issues to dampen the wonder of her live set. She ended up abandoning a guitar during a song due to the feedback, and used the time to dance like the provocative chanteuse that she is. Ward is an expressive human being that uses her limbs, facial expressions, and even instruments as extensions of herself to get to the core of who she is. And at her core, she is just a woman with a whole lot of love for everyone and everything around her.