Wanda Jackson



Fri., July 14, 6 p.m. 2017

Location Info:

The Observatory
3503 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA  92704
Wanda Jackson is one the fundamental figures in American rock ‘n’ roll, with a singular growl of a voice still pretty much unmatched by anyone since. Her early 50s hits can still make your hair stand up, and on 2011’s The Party Ain’t Over album—her firecracker 2011 collab with Jack White—she sounded just as fierce as ever. She followed Party with 2012’s Unfinished Business, this time working with Justin Townes Earle, who mixed in a few contemporary songs with some handpicked classics, like Townes Van Zandt’s mover “Two Hands,” a nice nod to her time cutting gospel sides. She’ll be performing here with some of the best of rock ‘n’ roll’s next generation, including two of the stalwart Wild Records label’s best: the ferocious Omar Romero and the powerhouse Gizelle.
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