Two of my biggest fans that I have in the world live there, so that makes it special for me. I worked Philadelphia a lot over the years. Pennsylvania used to be like a second home to me. I went there almost every Sunday for years, working the parks around the area. They used to have country music all day, picnicking and music and stuff. And the Amish people. I love Pennsylvania. It’s the most beautiful country.
Wanda Jackson appears at the Philadelphia Folk Festival Sat., Aug. 18, 5pm. Clemers Mill Rd. and Salford Station Rd. in Schwenksville, Pa. pfs.org
PW's Music Issue 2014