The Gothic was mesmerized by southern blues and sultry rock this past Friday with the return of ZZ Ward to Denver. This being the second ZZ Ward show I’ve seen, I went in with high expectations, and Ward delivered with an array of vocal range, a seductive fierce female stage presence and her talent on harmonica, guitar and piano. Her ability to captivate her audience, making them feel like she is just singing to them, is one that is unparalleled by the many artists I’ve seen. You can feel the every emotion of her music as if they were your own. ZZ Ward gave the sold-out fans at the Gothic a show that stratified them while also leaving them wanting more. Photography by Meg O’Neill ( @letgomymego )