Here's an enthusiastic write up from Nashville Scene, of Wanda Jackson's live show at Third Man Records last evening:|
"Well, that was nothing short of amazing. We obviously were expecting a lot out of Wanda Jackson and The Third Man House Band — we doubt that Jack White even knows what "half-assed" is, and our tattered, worn-out Wanda Jackson albums will attest to how much we love her output — but Tuesday night was something else entirely. We showed up thinking we were going to see a rock ’n’ roll show, but what we got was more like a family reunion — distant cousins and scattered relations all assembled to show love for the matriarch of an entire subculture — and it was beautiful. Ms. Jackson is a true pioneer whose catalog stands unblemished by the sands of time, and it was incredible to see her with the band and the audience that she deserves.
Opening act The Thornbills were quite the surprise. We usually wouldn't expect them to be our thing — we'll admit that our first instinct when we see an acoustic guitar and an autoharp is to run for the hills and make a fort out of G.G. Allin records — but damn if we weren't rapt with awe for the entire set. Maybe it's because their baroque-ish, Slavic-esque boy-girl art-folk is so hard to nail down — the only comparison we could really think of was Pentangle meets a well-adjusted mid-’80s Mekons, which isn't even close — and any music that doesn't present an easily hyphenated adjective totally intrigues us. The Thornbills moved straight to the top of our "new hotness" list. Keep an eye out for those kids — they're going places!"
Check out the complete review HERE.