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ZZ Ward

Playing a raw, powerful blend of blues and hip-hop, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist ZZ Ward was born Zsuzsanna Eva Ward in Abington, Pennsylvania on June 2, 1986. Ward spent her childhood in the small town of Roseburg, Oregon, splitting her listening time between her father's blues collection and her brother's hip-hop records, a blend that would inform her later sound and style. She was singing in her father's blues band by the time she was 12, and by 16 she was performing with R&B and hip-hop acts in Eugene. Moving to L.A. and hoping to break into the West Coast music business, Ward's unique blend of blues, rock, hip-hop, R&B, and neo-soul, as well as her multi-instrumental skills (she's proficient on guitar, piano, and harmonica), brought her a recording deal with Boardwalk Entertainment Group and Hollywood Records, and she began work on a debut album. A free mixtape, Eleven Roses, with Ward's interpretations of contemporaneous tracks by other artists, appeared in February of 2012, with an EP, Criminal, following in May. Til the Casket Drops, the completed album, showed up in October that same year. A track from the album, "Put the Gun Down," rose to number 39 on the Alternative Rock charts, while two other tunes, "Last Love Song" and "365 Days," cracked the Top 30 of the Adult Alternative charts. In 2015, Ward released the four-song EP Love and War, which was intended as a teaser for a 2016 album called This Means War, but the full-length never appeared. Instead, she worked throughout 2016 on the album that became 2017's The Storm. Preceded by the singles "The Deep" (featuring Joey Purp) and "Help Me, Mama," The Storm arrived in June 2017. ~ Steve Leggett & Mark Deming
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Stations Featuring
ZZ Ward

    Female Rock

    Female Rock
    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    Coffeehouse Corner
    3 songs

    All Blues

    All Blues
    1 song

    Workout Songs

    Workout Songs
    1 song

Albums by
ZZ Ward

Top Songs by
ZZ Ward

  1.   Song
  2.   Put the Gun Down
  3.   Til the Casket Drops
  4.   Last Love Song
  5.   365 Days
  6.   Charlie Ain't Home
  7.   Move Like U Stole It
  8.   Help Me Mama
  9.   Cannonball
  10.   Ghost
  11.   Ride
  12.   Lonely
  13.   Cryin Wolf
  14.   The Deep
  15.   The Deep
  16.   If I Could Be Her
  17.   Cannonball
  18.   If U Stayed
  19.   Blue Eyes Blind
  20.   Lil Darlin
  21.   Home
  22.   LOVE 3X
  23.   Bag of Bones
  24.   Let It Burn
  25.   Marry Well
  26.   Criminal
  27.   The Storm
  28.   Domino
  29.   Hold On
  30.   Save My Life
  31.   Rescue
  32.   She Ain't Me
  33.   Grinnin' In Your Face

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