The Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson, never ceases to amaze. Last year she collaborated with Jack White on the album, The Party Ain’t Over, which featured a cover of Amy Winehouse’s classic “You Know I’m No Good.”
Seems like she was just getting warmed up. Now, at age 75, Jackson, who is credited as the first woman to record a rock and roll record (“Let’s Have a Party in 1958), has released Unfinished Business, her 31st studio album, produced by Justin Townes Earle.
“From day one I really liked Justin’s idea to take me back to my roots and make a record of country, blues, and rockabilly songs,” Jackson says of working with Earle. “The band was extra tight and great to work with during the whole process.”
Jackson, who for many years only performed in churches, has seen a huge surge in popularity over the past few decade. In 2009 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Adele called her “My Rockabilly Etta James … I don’t think ‘Rollin’ In the Deep’ would exist if it wasn’t for Wanda Jackson.”
Party on, Wanda.
Wanda Jackson on Tour
12/05/12 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
12/06/12 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
12/07/12 3rd and Lindsley Nashville, TN
12/08/12 Taft Theatre Cincinnati, OH
12/11/12 The Hamilton Washington DC
12/12/12 Capital Ale House
12/13/12 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC
12/29/12 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA
12/31/12 Double Door Chicago, IL
2/16/12 Hollywood Casino St. Louis, MO