Fans from as far as Michigan flocked to The Revolution in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. on this hot, sticky Autumn night. Fedora’s were abound throughout the crowd, signifying tribute to this latest music sensation’s signature trademark. Three 10 year old girls, each donning a fedora of course, made their way to the front row and anxiously awaited their idol’s show to begin. When they were asked what do they like about ZZ Ward, they were all in agreement, “She’s awesome!” said one, “She’s amazing!” giggled another. Look out Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, you’ve got competition.
Making her way to the stage, ZZ immediately grabs your attention with her piercing blue eyes and million-dollar smile, and she holds it throughout the show. Though she could easily grace the cover of Vogue magazine, she doesn’t use her looks to attract fans; this woman has some amazing talent! Though she can play several instruments, guitar, keyboards and even showcased some drumming skills, it her voice is what is memorable. The first time you hear it you might think Adele, but you won’t make that mistake twice. It is so pure and real; full of life and feeling that once you’ve heard it you will never forget it.
Performing just about every song from her debut album, “Til the Casket Drops”, ZZ ensures that every fan in the audience is having a great time and getting their money’s worth. Her sparkling personality makes that an easy task for her. Encouraging the fans to sing, dance, clap and even snap their fingers “to sex things up a little”, the show was one big party and there wasn’t one person in the audience who wasn’t wearing a smile and following her commands. Though it's her job to entertain the audience, I think she had the most fun of all. After the show, several audience members were asked to describe ZZ Ward’s show in one word: “Amazing” was the unanimous choice.
ZZ Ward continues her tour throughout the country so be sure to check out her website for dates and cities.
Her music which she refers as “dirty shine”, classified as blues meets pop, rock and hip-hop throws the whole genre boundary out the window. That is refreshing to see and is starting to become more popular in today’s music. I sat down with ZZ before the show and asked her some questions. To hear what she had to say, click through the photo gallery as each picture will have a different question and answer.