Tuesday, March 4, 2008
– "The Sweet Lady With the Nasty Voice," a documentary about rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson will make its world wide broadcast premiere on Sunday, May 18 on Smithsonian Channel.
The film is the culmination of a 2-year journey with Jackson, now 70, in performances across the U.S. and Europe. Among those Interviewed are Elvis Costello, Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen, Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats), and Terry Stewart, President of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Upcoming screenings of The Sweet Lady With the Nasty Voice include:
March 6-9 George Lindsay Film Festival, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
March 7-15 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival, Austin, (Live performance by Jackson on March 8; film screened on March 9 and 14)
March 24-28 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, Buffalo, N.Y.
March 27-30 Memphis International Film Festival, Memphis
April 17-24 Nashville Film Festival, Nashville
In the 1950s, Jackson kicked open the door for women in rock 'n' roll, and empowered female rockers to be in control, to be sexy, and to write their own songs. The film takes the audience from the beginning of Jackson's career at age 16 to the present day, where Jackson still tours and features never-before-seen film of Jackson's concerts with rock icons Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Producers/Directors: Vincent Kralyevich and Joanne Fish.