Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April 18: Wanda Jackson at the Mystic Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 2:11 PM

Not too many women alive can say that they’ve dated Elvis Presley but then gone on to marry an IBM programmer, but then again, not too many women are Wanda Jackson. Without a doubt the greatest female pioneer in rockabilly music, she delivered a strong string of country hits as well; her unapologetic “The Box it Came In” is as simple and direct a song about killing your husband for running off with another woman can be. Earlier this month, Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an “Early Influence,” and her recent album Heart Trouble—the title a joke on her advancing age—shows that the Fujiyama mama still has spunk and verve. She performs her big hits “Let’s Have a Party,” “Riot in Cell Block #9” and who knows? Maybe she’ll even talk about what it was like to kiss Elvis Presley on Saturday, April 18, at the Mystic Theatre, 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 8p;m. $18-$20. 707.765.2121.
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