Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars

Wanda Jackson showed she's still the Queen of Rockabilly on her latest visit to the Continental Club in October, which makes Kim Lenz the genre's No. 1 lady-in-waiting. Or perhaps something bigger. If it seems like it might be difficult to prompt

Rolling Stone

into saying you sound like old Jackson flame/tourmate Elvis "if he had been female," Lenz had no trouble at all. The redheaded Southern California native studied at the University of North Texas, then settled for a spell in Dallas, where she put together backing band the Jaguars and quickly shot up through the Southwest's rockabilly ranks on the back of 1998-99 HighTone albums

Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars
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The One and Only

. The 2000s were relatively quieter save 2005 HighTone swan song

Up to My Old Tricks Again

, but last year Lenz came roaring back with

It's All True

. She produced the album herself, released it on her own Riley Records and returns, as she sings, "Shined Up and Ready to Shout." Bonus: Now holding down the Jaguars' guitar chair is former Fabulous Thunderbird and

True Blood

veteran Nick Curran.

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