Wanda Jackson’s career revival continues with an upcoming project produced by Justin Townes Earle. Coming Oct. 9 via Sugar Hill Records, Unfinished Business will be the rockabilly queen’s 31st studio album.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Jackson said, “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 project, which marks Earle’s debut as a producer, includes a duet with him on “Am I Even A Memory,” penned by Greg Garing. Recorded in Nashville at House of David Studios in early 2012, the 10-song album features renditions of “California Stars” (written by Woody Guthrie, Jay Bennett, Jeff Tweedy), “Pushover” (Billy Davis, Tony Clarke), and “It’s All Over Now” (Bobby Womack, Shirley Jean Womack).
Jackson is set for a concert July 28 at the Franklin Theatre.
After performing to sold-out audiences across the country last year, including a 10-city tour supporting Adele, Jackson will embark on a series of performances this fall including an album release show at New York’s Highline Ballroom on Oct. 12.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will turn 75 on Oct. 20, following the release of the new album.
Her previous album, The Party Ain’t Over, was produced by Jack White.
“I’m Tore Down”
“The Graveyard Shift”
“Am I Even a Memory” (feat. Justin Townes Earle)
“It’s All Over Now”
“What Do You Do When You’re Lonesome”
“Down Past the Bottom”