The Queen of Rockabilly

Wanda Jackson is a legend. She is known for being one of the first female rockabily singers and therefore a pioneer of the genre in the 50s and 60s. Accolades like that are not acquired over night and while the Britneys and Spice Girls of the world come and go, Wanda watches on and keeps honing her craft. In recent years she has released albums with both Jack White and Justin Townes Earle to much acclaim and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. She was in Vancouver the other night to play with her band the Dusty 45s and I got a last minute call from Regret Me Not Productions to document the show as part of a larger project. Having known very little about the genre and nothing at all about the artists, I'm now a big fan! Oh, did I mention that Wanda is 75 years old!?

Here are a few screen grabs from the night.