We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Wanda Jackson with Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at The Roseland as part of Soul’d Out Music Festival. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, April 20.
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From our sponsors at Soul’d Out:
Wanda Jackson & The Dusty 45s w/ Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Larry & His Flask
Saturday, April 21, 2012
7 p.m. | $20-$30 | 21+
Purchase Tickets HERE
8 Northwest 6th Avenue, Portland
More Info: www.souldoutfestival.com
Wanda Jackson is the undisputed Queen of Rock & Roll. Born in Oklahoma and raised in a California migrant family when her family fled the Dust Bowl in the early 1940′s, Jackson learned music from her father and by the time the family had moved backed to Oklahoma City, had already begun winning local competitions and developing a following. Though largely considered a Country artist, her first ever tours in 1955 & 1956 were with none other than the King, Elvis Presley—who, along with her father, greatly encouraged her to sing Rockabilly.
For the next 50 years, Jackson etched out a distinguished place in the annals of Rock music, finally fully recognzed and inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 at the behest of Bob Dylan & Bruce Springsteen. 2011 saw not only her sixth decade in the music business but also a brand new Jack White-produced album “The Party Ain’t Over,” which was met with critical acclaim. Wanda Jackson now returns to Portland to play with, and pass the proverbial torch to, Salle Ford and the next wave of musicians inspired by her legendary sound and style.
Since 2008, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside has been intertwining elements of swinging roots rock, country, jazz, and blues with a contemporary lyrical stance and Ford's instantly recognizable voice. The Portland quartet has steadily ascended through the ranks, earning a growing following throughout the Pacific Northwest. Ardent evangelizing by nationally-recognized peers like the Avett Brothers has augmented that momentum. Now, with the release of Dirty Radio, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside offers the most fully-realized example of its aesthetic yet.
Even before their full-length was finished, the group's accomplishments were significant enough that Portland music insiders crowned them the Best New Band of 2010 in local alt-weekly Willamette Week. In 2011, with Dirty Radio ready to serve as a calling card and the open road inviting them to bring their live show to audiences everywhere, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside is poised to receive similar accolades from coast-to-coast and beyond.