Posted in music | pictures on February 25, 2011

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Wanda Jackson

"The set was a kind of live greatest hits, with Jackson tearing through countless signature tunes like "Mean Mean Man" and "Funnel Of Love." A few selections from The Party Ain't Over included "Shakin' All Over" and "You Know I'm No Good," which was impressive to hear rearranged for a four-piece band without a horn section. As she mentioned in regards to her new album, Wanda's performance was a showcase for all the different points of her career. Starting in country, moving to rock, then back to country, then gospel; Wanda has tackled them all and brought that variety to her show. Her backing group, The Lustre Kings, gave Jackson plenty of room to dominate the spotlight. This show belonged to Wanda, but she was plenty willing to share the fun." [Ugly Rumors]
That review comes from the 2/22 Philly show at World Cafe Live. Wanda Jackson & the Lustre Kings continued their tour at Bowery Ballroom in NYC last night (2/24). Unlike in Brooklyn or on Letterman, Jack White and friends were not the backing band this time, but the show was sold out nonetheless (just not as fast). More pictures from the Bowery show below...

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Comments (8)

new album is AMAZING

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2011 9:50 AM

I don't care for the new album. It just sounds too forced, it's not really her style. The song selections are contrived

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2011 9:56 AM

Wanda was charming last night.. her voice was strained, but she more than made up for it by connecting with the audience (who adored her) being genuine and having a few stories to tell. Every once in a while a trademark yelp, purr or growl would come from somewhere deep within her soul, and you knew THAT'S what people were hearing back in the day. Wanda's a legend and I was glad to be in her company.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2011 10:17 AM

So much better without Jack White.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2011 10:41 AM

She's much more natural and real without the Jack White nonsense

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2011 11:35 AM

much better crowd too

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2011 11:36 AM

lol "compact discs"

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2011 12:27 PM

I like the new album but really enjoyed her with the Lustre Kings last night. A dream come true to see Wanda perform live and it was a great crowd, very supportive of her. I was thrilled to be there and appreciated being part of such a great audience and a great night! THANK YOU for posting these awesome photos!

Posted by Michele | February 25, 2011 3:26 PM

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