An Evening With Wanda Jackson

An Evening With Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson, who is credited with being the first woman to ever record a rock 'n' roll song — ”Let’s Have a Party” in 1958 — was convinced by her friend Elvis Presley to cross over from country to rock and rockabilly music. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she is now known around the globe as “The Queen of Rock” and “The First Lady of Rockabilly.” Jackson hits the road for her second nationwide tour in support of her Nonesuch/Third Man debut, The Party Ain’t Over, which was produced by the White Stripes' Jack White.

The Party Ain’t Over was recorded at White’s Third Man Studio in Nashville. That these two musical luminaries would find one another is hardly surprising: Jackson is an icon to everyone who knows and loves the roots of rock 'n' roll. White, more than 30 years her junior, is one of music’s most enigmatic visionaries. The two teamed up last year to record a 45rpm single for Third Man Records. The vinyl and iTunes release, a cover of Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” with “Shakin All Over” on the B-side was a big success and the pair hatched a plan to record a full-length album. Jackson’s voice barrels from song to song, moving effortlessly from rockabilly, rock 'n' roll, country and gospel — leaving a distinctive stamp on a release that embraces the past just as much as the future. For the official website, visit

Oct. 14 Jaeb Theater
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Show Dates & Times

Friday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m.


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