Wanda Jackson is set to release her 31st studio album, Unfinished Business, on October 9, produced by Justin Townes Earle.
“There is no other artist who has influenced the music world any more than Woody Guthrie. He certainly has my respect and admiration for his contributions.” - Wanda Jackson (The Oklahoman, 2009)
The album will also feature covers of Bobby and Shirley Womack’s “It’s All Over Now”, Etta James’ “Pushover”, Sonny Thompson’s “I’m Tore Down”, Steve Earle’s “The Graveyard Shift” and Justin Townes Earle’s “What Do You Do When You’re Lonesome”. Jackson and Earle also share a duet on Greg Garing’s “Am I Even A Memory”.
“From day one I really liked Justin’s idea to take me back to my roots and make a record of country, blues, and rockabilly songs. The band was extra tight and great to work with during the whole process. The record just sounds terrific and I’m hoping that my fans enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.” - Wanda Jackson
From what little we’ve heard, the album sounds more country that her last album with Jack White. Jackson began her career as a country artist before Elvis Presley encouraged her to play rock and roll.
“I’m country music’s first sex symbol, believe it or not. And Bob Dylan called me a ‘Hurricane in Lipstick.'”