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    Wanda Jackson Brings Her "Growly Vocals, Remarkable Energy, Boundless Good Humor" (New Yorker) to Boston and New York
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    Wanda Jackson, whose new Jack White-produced album, The Party Ain't Over, is due out on Third Man / Nonesuch Records on January 25, is in the Boston area to perform with the Lustre Kings at Johnny D's in Somerville tonight. The Boston Globe, previewing tonight's show, quotes Rosanne Cash, who described Jackson "as the prototype, the first female rock star." The Globe adds that "Jackson is still kicking out the jams."

    Following tonight's show, Jackson heads down to New York City, where she performs at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn Friday night, and then at The Record Collector in Bordentown, New Jersey, on Saturday.

    The New Yorker cites "her growly vocals, remarkable energy, and boundless good humor," and says she was "thrilling audiences by singing as gutsily as Carl Perkins and rocking as hard as Jerry Lee Lewis" as far back the 1950s, when she toured with Elvis Presley. The magazine describes some of her most well-known tunes as "white-hot rockabilly classics."

    Time Out New York describes her as "an artist who looms large in the shared history of rock & roll, country and rockabilly."

    The Village Voice, looking forward to January's release of The Party Ain't Over and to getting a preview tonight, says the first music off the album, "an appealingly creepy cover of Amy Winehouse's 'You Know I'm No Good,'" previously made available on a 45-inch record, "is hopeful."

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    Jackson was in Redlands, California, on Sunday to headline the Ruffneck Days festival, held at the Mill Creek Cattle Co. The Press-Enterprise, out of Riverside, California, reports, "Audiences at Mill Creek Cattle Co. took Wanda Jackson's words in her hit 'Let's Have a Party' on Sunday night." Reviewer Fielding Buck says, "A pioneer woman of 1950s rock as well as country, Jackson showed how she got her reputation with such numbers as 'I Gotta Know.'" Read the concert review at pe.com.

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    Last month, Jackson was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance at the 11th annual Americana Honors & Awards show in Nashville. While there, she spoke with Y'all Wire about the award, her past with Elvis, and working with Jack White on the upcoming album. You can watch that interview and see clips from the show here:

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Wanda Jackson Brings Her "Growly Vocals, Remarkable Energy, Boundless Good Humor" (New Yorker) to Boston and New York

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Wanda Jackson, whose new Jack White-produced album, The Party Ain't Over, in January 25, performs outside Boston tonight. The Boston Globe quotes Rosanne Cash, who described Jackson "as the prototype, the first female rock star," adding that "Jackson is still kicking out the jams." She performs at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Friday, leading The New Yorker to note "her growly vocals, remarkable energy, and boundless good humor." Jackson spoke with Y'all Wire at last month's Americana Honors & Awards for an interview you can watch here.

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Wanda Jackson, whose new Jack White-produced album, The Party Ain't Over, is due out on Third Man / Nonesuch Records on January 25, is in the Boston area to perform with the Lustre Kings at Johnny D's in Somerville tonight. The Boston Globe, previewing tonight's show, quotes Rosanne Cash, who described Jackson "as the prototype, the first female rock star." The Globe adds that "Jackson is still kicking out the jams."

Following tonight's show, Jackson heads down to New York City, where she performs at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn Friday night, and then at The Record Collector in Bordentown, New Jersey, on Saturday.

The New Yorker cites "her growly vocals, remarkable energy, and boundless good humor," and says she was "thrilling audiences by singing as gutsily as Carl Perkins and rocking as hard as Jerry Lee Lewis" as far back the 1950s, when she toured with Elvis Presley. The magazine describes some of her most well-known tunes as "white-hot rockabilly classics."

Time Out New York describes her as "an artist who looms large in the shared history of rock & roll, country and rockabilly."

The Village Voice, looking forward to January's release of The Party Ain't Over and to getting a preview tonight, says the first music off the album, "an appealingly creepy cover of Amy Winehouse's 'You Know I'm No Good,'" previously made available on a 45-inch record, "is hopeful."

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Jackson was in Redlands, California, on Sunday to headline the Ruffneck Days festival, held at the Mill Creek Cattle Co. The Press-Enterprise, out of Riverside, California, reports, "Audiences at Mill Creek Cattle Co. took Wanda Jackson's words in her hit 'Let's Have a Party' on Sunday night." Reviewer Fielding Buck says, "A pioneer woman of 1950s rock as well as country, Jackson showed how she got her reputation with such numbers as 'I Gotta Know.'" Read the concert review at pe.com.

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Last month, Jackson was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance at the 11th annual Americana Honors & Awards show in Nashville. While there, she spoke with Y'all Wire about the award, her past with Elvis, and working with Jack White on the upcoming album. You can watch that interview and see clips from the show here:

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