ZZ Ward @ House of Blues

Bluesy soul singer ZZ Ward headlined the House of Blues "Ones to Watch" tour on Sept. 8.

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Bluesy soul singer ZZ Ward headlined the House of Blues "Ones to Watch" tour on Sept. 8.
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The New York Times said of Ward: "Her energy evokes Tina Turner's; her chops, Aretha Franklin's; and her soul, Etta James."
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Her debut single, "Put the Gun Down," hit the Top 40 on the Billboard Alternative chart.
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Before the debut album, Ward dropped the "Eleven Roses" mix tape, which featured soulful versions of raps from Childish Gambino and Freddie Gibbs.
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"The lead guitarist in my dad’s band taught me a few things, and I took off," Ward told SOMA Magazine.
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Ward also revealed her influences to the magazine, "My brother, who is the coolest person I know, was into Jay-Z, Nas, Biggie -- all the greats."
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She relocated to L.A. from Oregon a few years ago to get serious about music -- making it possible to get signed to Hollywood Records.
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The singer performed her second single, "365 Days," on "Good Morning America."
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Her debut album, "Til the Casket Drops," is a gritty mix of blues, rock and hip-hop.
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Nashville's Wild Feathers opened up for Ward.
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The five-piece band fuses rock, country, folk and blues on their self-titled debut album, which dropped in August.
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