Delta Rae and ZZ Ward Co-Headline Irving Plaza

Delta Rae and ZZ Ward play a co-headlining show that nearly sold out at Irving Plaza.

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Delta Rae and ZZ Ward play a coheadlining show that was extremely close to sold out at Irving Plaza. Photos by Michel Dussack
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First up was British folk and blues singer Martin Harley performing solo. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Martin focused mainly on playing a slide guitar throughout his set, though he occasionally played an acoustic guitar. Photos by Michel Dussack
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ZZ Ward was the first act to take the stage, playing for just about an hour. Photos by Michel Dussack
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ZZ Ward released two EPs and a full length album in 2012. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The singer fuses blues and soul music with hip hop, and has even recorded her own versions of Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino songs. Photos by Michel Dussack
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ZZ Ward performed with an extremely talented backing band that included a drummer, bassist and a guitarist/keyboardist. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The singer opted to use dim, moody lighting for her set, which was a great fit for her. Photos by Michel Dussack
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ZZ Ward closed out her set with two stand out singles, "Criminal" and "Move Like U Stole It", before thanking the crowd and walking off the stage. Photos by Michel Dussack
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She quickly returned, however, to perform a new song entitled "Blue Eyes Blind" as her encore. Photos by Michel Dussack
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It's easy to see why there's been so much buzz surrounding ZZ Ward, and with performances like this one, it won't be long until she's headlining much bigger venues. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Next to the stage were Delta Rae, who also performed for just about an hour from their debut album "Carry the Fire." Vocalist and pianist Eric Hölljes. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Guitarist Ian Hölljes and vocalist Elizabeth Hopkins rock out together. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Delta Rae features four members that share vocal duties including Brittany Hölljes, seen here. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Each singer took turns singing a song on their own with help on choruses, creating for a very unique dynamic within the performance. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The group also included a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" during their set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Bassist Grant Emerson. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Elizabeth Hopkins took her microphone off the stand to sing right at the edge of the stage early on in the show. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The band's main set spanned twelve songs and ended with "Fire" and "Dance in the Graveyards". Photos by Michel Dussack
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Delta Rae quickly returned to the stage to give their eager fans a brief encore before leaving again, this time for good. Photos by Michel Dussack
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