With Jonny Fritz and the Beans, 8 p.m. Thursday, November 29, at Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, 713-862-3838 or www.fitzlivemusic.com. Autograph signing 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, 713-526-9272.
Known as the "First Lady of Rockabilly" since the days she toured with (and briefly dated) Elvis, Jackson is also a honky-tonk queen bar none and now one of the hottest names in alt-country all over again. Emboldened by her Jack White-produced 2011 comeback The Party Ain't Over, the 75-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer keeps right on winning over fans young enough to be her grandchildren. That number includes second-generation hardcore troubador Justin Townes Earle, who manned the controls for Jackson's just-released follow-up, Unfinished Business, and tosses his own "What Do You Do When You're Lonesome?" into a strong set alongside the venerable Delbert McClinton/Tanya Tucker classic "Old Weakness (Coming On Strong)" and Freddie King burner "Tore Down."
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