On My Radar is a series dedicated to all the little wonderful things that musicians/artists/creative folks in general do everyday to keep themselves in our minds and hearts. Today’s “On My Radar” post is dedicated to Wanda Jackson.
There’s alot of things I think Jack White gets right - but bringing Wanda Jackson back into the direct periphery of the music industry, and even introducing her to some first-time listeners of younger generations is quite high on my list of his great decisions.
I met Jackson at her record signing hosted at Third Man Records a couple years ago when White had just produced and released The Party Ain’t Over — she signed my 7’ inch single — “Rock On!” — and I have been a little bit enamored with her ever since. She is the type of 76-year-old kick ass woman I aspire to be. Hell, she’s the type of 76-year-old person I aspire to be.
Since then, I met Jackson a second time at her gig at Marathon Music Works - the darlings at Print Mafia created a now-sold-out gig poster for the event - and she was the same brilliant, polite, and personable woman I had met a year before.
And now, she’s paired with Justin Townes Earle to release a country album, Unfinished Business, and ta-da! video above of the standout track, “Am I Even A Memory.” Hit the video and enjoy some Wanda Jackson with your Monday, from my radar to yours.
- November 12 2012 1 Notes