ZZ Ward has been racing up the charts with her hit single “Put the Gun Down,” and we are looking forward to everything this sassy girl has coming out. She is at Vinyl tonight, and joined us for our 5GB series.
What’s the first gig you ever attended?
The first show I ever went to was a Jonny Lang concert. I lived in a really small town in Oregon and didn’t have access to a lot of live music. I remember being so excited because he was such a great singer and guitar player. I had the chance to meet him back stage and he was super nice and I just kept thinking about how awesome it would be to have a tour bus one day. Recently I opened for him and Buddy Guy in St. Louis! Who knew that would have ended up happening?!?
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed?
I’d say playing music with my Dad live. I love playing around the country but those are the times that will always be special memories for me, playing blues and never knowing what to expect.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
My favorite live performance would probably be The Rolling Stones on Rock and Roll Circus. Jagger is so uninhibited on the stage falling to the ground and pulling his shirt apart. A close second is Janis Joplin at The Monterey Pop. Ball and Chain is mind-boggling.
What is the gig you would most like to play?
Give me a good crowd in the middle of a field and we’ll play a great show. I love when the crowd is into it and honestly, location is not as big of a factor to me.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
ZZ Ward playing with The Black Keys.
Catch ZZ Ward playing Vinyl, Nov. 12th