Wanda Jackson & the Lustre Kings @ Bowery Ballroom (pics)
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
"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...