“This is the one show I have been looking forward to, that I have been dreaming about,” said Zella Day as she kicked off her headlining set at Lightning 100’s weekly live concert broadcast, Nashville Sunday Night. Day walked on stage to ear shattering applause from the sold out crowd at 3rd and Lindsley. As the low humming of her white Gretsch guitar hushed the crowd, she began to sing, and the room again erupted. Day opened with her song, “High,” a pop-rock anthem, one of the many in her musical arsenal.
She recently released her album, Kicker, her second full-length studio record. Zella Day could easily fill an entire set with her own material, but that did not stop her from covering Fleetwood Mac. When not wielding her guitar, she bounces around with her tambourine, completely owning a stage presence unique to her artistry. Day proves to be an incredibly dynamic singer-songwriter, jumping from high-energy rock ballads, to softer, more intimate pieces such as “Jameson”, a song seeming to describe a man’s struggles with alcoholism. Day said performing in Nashville was a dream, and she certainly realized that dream beyond any of our expectations.