My name is Charles Ward, member of “Reverend Charley’s Patent Medicine Show”. We are a folk/bluegrass/roots band playing original and cover tunes in this genre. It’s mostly up-tempo and designed for toe-tapping.

The Band members are:
Charles Ward – Guitar-Vocals
Rick Adams – Guitar-Mandolin-Harmonica-Vocals
John Neal – Banjo-Vocals
John Jordan – Bass-Guitar-Harmonica-Vocals
Frank Willis-Fiddle

We have played locally at Spirits Food and Friends, Saxon Guild, Tamp and Grind Coffeehouse, Hastings Bookstore, House of Java and various benefit concerts for our local Tipitina’s Musicians Co-op, Turning Point Women’s Shelter, Manna House, Pineville Humane Society and

We have also played for the Natchitoches Folk Festival, Olla Bluegrass Festival, Jim Bowie’s Relay Station in Harrisonburg, Louisiana, Baden Roque House on Cane River, Melrose Arts Festival, Blue Moon Saloon and Blue Dog Café in Lafayette.

Several of our original tunes can be heard on our website located at:


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