To listen to ZZ Ward is to hear two distinct worlds colliding in explosive fashion. The native Oregonian's first love is The Blues. As a teenager, she initially found her voice performing in her father's blues band. College, though, introduced ZZ to hip hop, her voice peppering the hooks and choruses of local musicians in Eugene, OR. Eventually, she found ways to embrace both sides of her musical identity. Watch her perform the song 'Put the Gun Down'.