ZZ Ward is someone you haven’t heard before.
Hold up, let’s amend that: With early praise from Esquire (“damn near NSFW”) and Marie Claire (“will raise goose bumps down your spine”)—not to mention buzz-building appearances at South by Southwest and on Last Call with Carson Daly—this bold new voice may indeed have captured your attention already. And if that’s the case, then surely you know the deal: ZZ Ward is doing something all her own.
Inspired as much by Thoreau as Guthrie, William Borg Schmitt is a young poet and entertainer based in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. His songs exude a passion for life expressed through autobiographical reflection and nature based metaphor.