Wanda Jackson will be performing at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on October 12th, as part of Roots Revival: An Americana Series. Often recognized as the “Queen of Rockabilly,” Wanda Jackson has had a long, solid career, developing her own distinctive style, infusing country-gospel, rock and roll, and folk. She was discovered by country singer Hank Thompson in 1954, and toured with Elvis Presley in the late 1950s. She dated Elvis, who encouraged her to try rock and roll. Jackson has toured for over 50 years, and is currently on the road supporting Adele. Her most recent album, The Party Ain’t Over, was produced by Jack White and was released in early 2011, solidifying her appeal to fans of all ages.
Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Some of her biggest hits include “Let’s Have a Party” and “Fujiyama Mama.”
Roots Revival: An Americana Series is a collection of events representing the best of American musicianship, storytelling, and art. The term roots refers to the legends of folk and bluegrass from both America and abroad, while revival relates to contemporary artists that are renovating traditional music and art. The purpose of the series is to invite both young and old to experience Americana artistry.
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Tickets: $38, $28