If you’ve never heard the fierce, smoky vocals of ZZ Ward, you’re in for a major treat. We can’t get enough of her and her uncanny ability to effortlessly blend dirty hip-hop, high-energy pop and soulful blues. Seriously, try listening to a song without tapping your feet or grooving along—we’re pretty sure it’s impossible. Her debut album, Til The Casket Drops, is full of musical gems featuring artists like Kendrick Lamar, Fitz & the Tantrums and Freddie Gibbs. She spent this past spring and summer touring with Grace Potter, Gary Clark Jr. and Allen Stone, and she’s currently touring with Delta Rae (through SXSW).
Though she presently lives in LA, we’re proud to report that this ridiculously talented fedora-loving lady hails from Oregon, and she’ll be returning to her home state this Saturday (February 16th) to play a show at the Star Theater. Doors open at 7:30PM, but ZZ goes on at 10:30PM. We can’t wait for what will surely be one of the best live performances we’ve ever seen, and if you know what’s good for you, you’ll be there too!
13 NW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Written by: Lauren Kodiak