In a brand-spanking new episode of MAKING WAVES, blues musician ZZ Ward shows off her musical prowess with this acoustic performance of her hit song, “Put the Gun Down.”
The blues musician credits her childhood growing up on the farm in Oregon for her start. Being a half hour away from the nearest town gave her the time to be creative. “I really ended up getting into music just to kind of entertain myself,” she says.
According to Ward, it was the sincerity and emotions of the blues that really caught her attention. “The stories they were singing about and the emotions that you could feel in the music,” explained Ward. “[Their voices] just oozed that emotions.”
Her passion for her craft has even translated to her wardrobe. Ward’s signature fedora is more than just a fashion statement—it’s her own personal homage to all the blues artists she listened to growing up. “It’s just the perfect hat for me, I guess.”
To hear more about what it was like to grow up in Oregon, causing a ruckus with all her friends and what makes the blues so magical to her, watch the latest installment of MAKING WAVES below!