Sunday night saw a killer rock n roll show at the Fonda Theatre featuring three acts worthy of your time. The show was headlined by soul and blues singer-songwriter ZZ Ward, and also featured a tasty undercard of Austin rock duo Black Pistol Fire and Canadian rocker Billy Raffoul.
ZZ Ward pulled from her two full-length records — 2012’s stirring debut Til The Casket Drops and last year’s The Storm. She wowed the crowd with her wild vocal range and guitar and harmonica skills, paying homage to her dad who she said is the reason for her being a musician.
Black Pistol Fire is always an action-packed show. Lead singer and guitarist Kevin McKeown dashed all over the stage. He even went outside the crowd and into one of the enclosures at the front of the crowd of the Fonda Theatre. Eric Owen thrashed the drums like a seasoned pro. They played heavily off of last year’s excellent record Deadbeat Graffiti.
Billy Raffoul delivered a short but sweet set, including a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire”. He’s got a scratchy, Hozier-like voice and will be at BottleRock Napa later this year if you’re interested in catching him on the festival trail.
Check out Tim Aarons‘ awesome photos of the show below.
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