Over the next 11 weeks I’ll dig deep into the 2014 Coachella Music Festival lineup, featuring one band per day. The purpose of this piece is to assist in difficult decisions that inevitably you’ll need to make, as well as, serve as a fun countdown to Coachella Week. Note: All bands appear in a completely random order… Enjoy, and let the countdown begin!
Day 21 = ZZ Ward
Performing = Friday
Zsuzsanna Eva Ward is a singer-songwriter that was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, and now originates her work from Roseburg, Oregon. The multi-instrumentalist (guitar, piano, and harmonica) grew up listening to her father’s blues collection, and her brother’s hip hop records, and then found a way to blend the two. Under the stage name ZZ Ward, her unique blend of music includes R&B, rock, neo-soul, and hip hop.
Her debut full-length Til The Casket Drops was released in October 2012, and includes
the 4-tracks that were on the EP Criminal, released earlier that year. Zsuzsanna’s music has received a positive reaction in the Cool Dad community, her single “Put The Gun Down” spent an extended stay on the Adult Alternative Chart. She has made her way around the late night TV circuit, as well as making an appearance on Good Morning America.
Ms. Ward’s has struggled early in her career with a case of the mistaking identity; she is commonly confused with fellow Oregon singer-songwriter M. Ward (She and Him), and the Houston, Texas based blues-rock band ZZ Top…
Visit the ZZ Ward website here:
“Put The Gun Down”
“365 Days (The Summer’s Over)”