ZZ Ward has roots in rural Oregon, but her accomplishments have led her far beyond that. She burst onto the scene in early 2012 with an eclectic mix-tape, “Eleven Roses,” setting the tone for her unique blues-meets-hip-hop artistry. ZZ’s debut album “Til The Casket Drops,” featuring guests Kendrick Lamar, Fitz (of Fitz and the Tantrums), and Freddie Gibbs, further solidified her musical artistry and songwriting prowess.
Live, ZZ’s smoky vocals and deliberate, varied arrangements make her one not to miss. ZZ has performed at such summer festivals as Sasquatch, Firefly, Wakarusa, Summerfest, Bumbershoot, Life Is Beautiful, and Voodoo Music Fest, singing alongside the likes of The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, and Vampire Weekend. An eclectic and innovative performer, ZZ’s mix of back-porch blues and gritty hip-hop beats has been resonating with both fans and critics alike.
Appearances on “Good Morning America,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live,” keep ZZ in the public eye. Her songs have been featured on such hit TV shows as “Nashville,” “The Voice,” ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars,” and MTV’s “Awkward.”