90.3 The Rock Welcomes Wanda Jackson

 

Wanda Jackson will be playing at the Square Room Wednesday, September 12th with the Dirt Daubers and the Mystery Twins opening the show.  Known as the “Queen of Rockabilly,” Wanda Jackson was one of the first popular female rockabilly artists, and a pioneer of the rock and roll genre.  While she enjoyed great success in country music later in her career, she still continued to be a figurehead of the genre which eventually led to her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an Early Influence in 2009.  She is also a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and was recently awarded the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance.  Jackson has continued to push the boundaries with modern music and has worked with many contemporary artists including Jack White and Justin Townes Earle.  She continues to record and influence up and coming Americana artists with her classic sound.