Anyone who’s caught one of the lady’s frequent concert visits to San Francisco can testify: Wanda Jackson, now in her seventh decade of rocking out, has still got that kinetic rock and roll spark. The same energy she exhibited way back in ’58, when she snarled through her breakthrough single “Let’s Have A Party.”
She might not be returning to San Francisco just yet. But rest assured, the reigning Queen of Rockabilly is back in the biggest way imaginable, with “The Party Ain’t Over,” a rollicking retro-minded return produced by one of her hugest fans, the White Stripes’ Jack White at his Third Man Studios in Nashville.
It’s coming out Jan. 25th on White’s own Third Man imprint, via Nonesuch.
Jackson will also be playing two special gigs with White (on guitar) and his Third Man house band around the release — Jan. 21 at the Music Hall in Williamsburg, N.Y., and Jan. 23 at the El Ray Theatre in Los Angeles.
Tickets are now available for Third Man Vault subscribers, and more information is available at www.wandajackson.com.
This team-up of one of rock’s most definitive voices and alternativeland’s most trailblazing forces is not to be missed, either on record or onstage.