Browsing articles tagged with " Wanda Jackson"
Jan
6

Kentucky’s Fifth on the Floor Is Breaking Up

January 6, 2015 - By Trigger  //  News  //  11 Comments

Lexington, Kentucky-based Southern rock / sometimes country band Fifth on the Floor is breaking up, according to a missive sent out by the band today (1-6-15). Led by songwriter and lead singer Justin Wells, Fifth on the Floor was seen by many as one of the most promising upstart Southern rock bands of the last decade, releasing three albums over the eight year span of the project.

Jun
2

On The Deconstruction of Jack White

June 2, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  33 Comments

In an era when nothing in music is universal, and music has become one of the primary battlefronts in the culture war, the likeability of Jack White was one of the few things that passed for a consensus builder. And then something changed. I’m not exactly sure where or when specifically, but it changed. At some point it seemed like Jack White has started to buy into his own image…

Mar
29

Johnny Cash Fan Angela Dodson Pulls Double Duty for Man in Black

March 29, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  4 Comments

If country music is ever going to be saved, it is going to take people with true passion for the music tugging at the yoke, willing to do whatever it takes on and off the stage in the name of preserving the music and paying it forward. One such passionate young lady doing her part is songwriter and performer Angela Dodson, a performer, who also is the Event Center Manager at the Johnny Cash Museum.

Mar
18

10 Badass Wanda Jackson Moments

March 18, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  18 Comments

Up until this point Saving Country Music’s “10 Badass Moments” series has only featured men. But can women be badasses as well? Well if you look at the life and times of one Wanda Jackson, the answer would most certainly be “yes”. Whether it’s from a country or a rock & roll perspective, Wanda Jackson had a significant impact on both….

Oct
13

UK’s “Country Music Magazine” is the Mag We’ve Been Waiting For

October 13, 2013 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  20 Comments

Once again the Europeans out class their cross Atlantic counterparts with the newly-launched Country Music Magazine from Team Rock—the same people who’ve brought the UK the long-running and widely-distributed Classic Rock Magazine. Despite the generic name, this magazine is anything but, with 132 extra wide glossy full-color pages, accompanied by a free, 15-track CD with music from Sturgill Simpson and Guy Clark.

Sep
5

UK’s Classic Rock Mag Launching New Country Magazine

September 5, 2013 - By Trigger  //  News  //  14 Comments

If you’ve been wishing for a print magazine that would cover cool up-and-coming country artists right beside the big names, and not just focus on the here and now but take the time to look back on the past greats of the genre, well you may just have received your wish. The inaugural issue of “Country Music Magazine presented by Classic Rock” is being released September 11th.

Nov
17

Justin Townes Earle Let’s Wanda Be Wanda in “Unfinished Business”

November 17, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  11 Comments

Her immeasurable influence spanning country, rockabilly, and rock and roll is undeniable. As far as I’m concerned, Wanda Jackson has no “unfinished business” to attend to. She’s given her heart and soul to the music, and the music is better off because of it. She’s got nothing to prove, but she proves it anyway in Unfinished Business. And so does producer Justin Townes Earle.

Oct
30

Lindi Ortega Breaks Out with “Cigarettes & Truckstops”

October 30, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  28 Comments

Lindi Ortega evokes the ghost of Patsy Cline and the cool factor of Wanda Jackson. Like with Elizabeth Cook, you almost can’t believe that an artist whose beauty is so stark would find appeal in the lower rungs of the music world; that they would settle on being real instead of real famous. But don’t let the beauty fool you, Lindi is the real deal.

Oct
9

EXCLUSIVE: Rosie Flores “Working Girl’s Guitar” Full Album Stream

October 9, 2012 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  5 Comments

Rosie Flores is rockabilly royalty. You can draw a direct line from Rose Maddox, to Wanda Jackson, to Rosie Flores, and she takes her role as the “Rockabilly Filly” seriously. Here she is releasing her 11th full length album “Working Girl’s Guitar” through Bloodshot Records on October 16th, a raucous and rebellious collection of songs.

Jul
10

Wanda Jackson’s ‘Unfinished Business’ Produced by Townes Earle

July 10, 2012 - By Trigger  //  News  //  15 Comments

In an unexpected nugget of news that has my music pants going crazy, The Rolling Stone has just announced that Wanda Jackson will be releasing a new album entitled Unfinished Business on October 9th, and that the album’s producer will be none other than Saving Country Music’s 2011 Artist of the Year Justin Townes Earle.

Jun
28

Muddy Roots Documentary Coming-Kickstarter Launched

June 28, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Causes  //  10 Comments

The Muddy Roots Festival in Cookeville, TN this upcoming September 3rd & 4th is just over two months away, and in preparation they are ramping up plans to have a full-on documentary of the event created by Judd Films. To help fund the film, Jason at Muddy Roots has set up a Kickstarter campaign…

Jun
11

Top Albums of 2011 So Far

June 11, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  63 Comments

Well, we’ve just about reached the half way point of 2011, and let me level with you folks, so far this has been a down year for music. Yes, there’s been a few good projects and some surprises as well, but generally speaking it’s been pretty bleak compared to 2010, which was such a bumper year for music.

Jun
10

Wanda Jackson & Shack Shakers Added to Muddy Roots

June 10, 2011 - By Trigger  //  News  //  24 Comments

That’s right my friends, royalty will be gracing the Muddy Roots Festival stage in Cookeville TN on September 3rd & 4th. And when I say “gracing”, I don’t know that there has ever been another to rock with such grace than the Queen of Rockabilly herself, Wanda Jackson. Few artists can still call themselves relevant and engaging over 50 years after their career started. Even fewer can say they once dumped the King of Rock n’ Roll.

Feb
7

Album Review – Wanda Jackson’s “The Party Ain’t Over”

February 7, 2011 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  12 Comments

Despite the dissolution of The White Stripes and the Queen of Rockabilly cresting into her 70’s, this new album leaves little doubt that The Party Ain’t Over, and neither are the careers of Wanda Jackson and Jack White. Whatever criticism one can come up with for this album, it is difficult to say that it lacks vision, or scope, or that it needs fleshing out…

Jan
20

Stream New Wanda Jackson & Social Distortion

January 20, 2011 - By Trigger  //  News  //  23 Comments

Man. The new music news/albums/videos/whatever for January just won’t let up, and none might be bigger than Wanda Jackson’s collaboration with Jack White The Party Ain’t Over. Wanda AND Jack will be on David Letterman TONIGHT (1-20), and you can now hear the album streaming in its entirety on NPR’s First Listen.

The growl is still there folks, and Jack White may have never been better!

Jan
6

January 2011 BIG Month For New Releases

January 6, 2011 - By Trigger  //  News  //  64 Comments

As much as we’ve been ballyhooing what a big year 2010 was for great music from independent and up-and-coming artists we love to champion around here, January 2011 might be a bigger month than any one 2010 can boast about. And it is especially big for the female artists, and artists taking a step up from burning CD’s out of the back of their car to more legitimate and professional releases.

Mar
10

Rose Maddox – Grandmother of Rockabilly & More

March 10, 2010 - By Trigger  //  Outlaw History  //  25 Comments

If you’re anything like me, if I want to hear some new music, you sure aren’t going to find me sniffing around CMT or burying your nose […]

Nov
8

You Need Rosie Flores in Your Life

November 8, 2009 - By Trigger  //  Reviews  //  6 Comments

I’ve had numerous people whose musical tastes I appreciate tell me that I need to review the new album by the Rockabilly Filly Rosie Flores. The album […]

Jan
17

New Albums From Wayne Hancock & Scott H. Biram (+ Bloodshot Records)

January 17, 2009 - By Trigger  //  Down with Pop Country, News  //  1 Comment

The King of Juke Joint Swing and now a wily veteran of the underground country circuit, Wayne “The Train” Hancock will be releasing a new album this […]

Jan
15

Rockabilly Queen Wanda Jackson to the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame

January 15, 2009 - By Trigger  //  News, Outlaw History, Reviews  //  3 Comments

I was happy to hear the news yesterday that the Queen of Rockabilly, the immortal Wanda Jackson is going to be inducted into the Rock n’ Roll […]

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