ZZ Ward (Fonda Theatre)

The Fonda Theatre | Los Angeles, CA | March 12, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images |

Los Angeles is as fine a city as any to end a 6-week tour, and so it was for saucy, soulful and clearly having a good time ZZ Ward at the Fonda Theatre. Clearly because with choice songs from her debut, Til the Casket Drops and sophomore The Storm albums, Ward rock, hip hopped and smooth-rolled the room of dedicated lovers of her warm-blooded brand of bluesy soul. Kicking thing off with “Let It Burn,” Ward gave good groove, stomp, threw down on harmonica and made the room pause with the gospel-touched “The Storm,” but that didn’t mean that there wasn’t cause to dance: when she and her band ripped through the Gary Clark Jr. co-penned jam “Ride” from the Cars 3 movie, you couldn’t help but notice the floor of the Fonda actually bouncing.

It was a lovefest from the stage to the audience and back between Ward and her fans…actually, it felt more like a room full of her friends.

Set List: “Let It Burn” / “Ghost” / “Put The Gun Down” / “Til The Casket Drops” / “Hold On” / “Ride” / “The Storm” / “Home” / “OVERdue” / “Cinnamon Stix” / “Last Love Song” / “Charlie Ain’t Home” / “Grinnin In Your Face” / “Bag Of Bones” / “Lil Darlin” / “Marry Well” / “She Ain’t Me” / “Blue Eyes Blind” /

Encore: “Domino” / “365 Days”