Two-time GRAMMY winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically-acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and “Saturday Night Live” gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. Rickie is both a character in her songs, and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as ‘confessional’ songwriter performances.
Her latest album The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans, where Jones lives on the opposite side of the street made famous by Tennessee Williams. “I came to New Orleans to write and to live a different way than what I have known,” says Rickie. “Here is another record then, made of my imagination, and whatever else that has no words… that I alone can understand, and hopefully that others can enjoy.”
“A master of songwriting…Jones’ songs are human in some elemental way. They enlist your attention and enclose you.” – The New Yorker
“Count on Rickie Lee Jones to always burn. Soft or quiet, fast or slow, the woman’s soul has such a depth of feeling that everything she does actually means something.” – The Morton Report
“She has an uncanny ability to tap into the deepest emotional undercurrents of a song… and carries the audience with captivating vocals — half raw, half wild and all Jones.” – Music Inside Out
“Rickie Lee Jones is an American enigma. Venerated singer/songwriter. Celebrated interpreter of pop, rock and jazz standards. Adventurous musical explorer.” – Drift
ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.rickieleejones.com