Tuesday, September 1st ZZ Ward rocked the House of Blues in New Orleans with the help of opening acts, Young Wild and Mark Sibilia. The mood was set for Zsuzsanna Eva Ward, a/k/a ZZ Ward, to take the stage. Right out of the gate she started out with “Put the Gun Down,” followed by “Til the Casket Drops.” Her outstanding performance was accented with eclectic fashion, i.e. a short black skirt with red one strap stilettos. Adding to her unique attire was the round black hat that remained fixed throughout her performance. Her rock/blues-style was refreshing to say the least. She was backed by a rhythm section comprised of a guitarist, bassist and drummer that complimented her vocals without overpowering them.
At one point she pulled up a chair, crossed her legs and went into an acoustic serenade that pulled the audience from their seats. As if this wasn’t enough she then pulled out a harmonica to demonstrates that not only can she sing, dance and play guitar, but is also skilled in other instruments.
This performance was outstanding and not to be forgotten. During the show she expressed her love of New Orleans and the intent to return.