Missoula teen makes some noise in music circles


MISSOULA, Mont. - Maris Ward, whose stage name is just Maris, made her debut performance with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox recently. She performed the Dolly Parton classic "Jolene."

Just last year when she was 16, she was runner-up in #PMJsearch to perform with Postmodern Jukebox.

Ward is not just a stellar performer, she is a good student. She plans to graduate early from Hellgate High School this summer.

What is next? Ward would like to take a bite out of the Big Apple.

"I am moving to New York City, hopefully if everything goes according to plan, because whenever I am in New York I feel like getting things done. And I am incredibly inspired. And I like the pace -- it moves very quickly, and I enjoy that."