“Her energy evokes Tina Turner’s, her chops Aretha Franklin’s, and her soul Etta James’s” —New York Times
“Her unapologetic blend of hip-hop, blues and pop paired with smoky vocals could make this singer a star.” —USA Today
“The first time we heard her smoky rasp, she was belting over the beat of Tyler the Creator’s ‘Yonkers’ on her own mixtape. ‘Criminal’ swelters a little more slowly, but it’s no less ballsy. Her wailing runs over rapper Freddie Gibbs cameo damn near make this NSFW.” —Esquire
There’s no lack of enthusiasm afforded LA’s ZZ Ward, and LA, we’ve got a pair of tickets (and ZZ’s Record Store Day 2013 7″!) to award one of you to add your voice to those in the know.
While Ms. Ward may be new to a few of you, she’s been busy indeed as this handy press quote attests, “ZZ started out playing in her father’s blues band at dive bars around Oregon when she was 12 years old. Kendrick Lamar, Fitz & the Tantrums and Freddie Gibbs are on her debut album, Til The Casket Drops.
She’s spent the last year touring with everyone from Grace Potter to Gary Clark Jr., and is embarking on her own headlining tour this fall. She’s been on Good Morning America, Leno, Conan, and and her songs have been featured in Nashville, The Voice, Pretty Little Liars and MTV’ s Awkward.
A remix EP with Passion Pit, Dave Sitek, Com Truise and Schoolboy Q is due later this year.”
Enter to win our pair of tickets to see ZZ Ward (along with The Wild Feathers and James Bay) this Friday night (9/6) at LA’s House of Blues and ZZ’s Record Store Day 2013 7″, ”Everybody Wants to Be Famous” by supplying your own soundbite in the comments below as to ZZ’s “old soul/fresh voice.”
One winner will be chosen for both the tickets and the 7″ this Thursday, 9/5.