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.
‘Her songs are cunning and serious or playful and exuberant but always carefully made… [Jones expresses] a human truth: over time, we cannot be other than ourselves.’ The New Yorker
Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years; she is a cultural phenomenon. Rickie is a character in both her lyrics and performances, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and her one-of-a-kind mixture of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as ‘confessional’ songwriter performances.
Her first album Rickie Lee Jones, released in 1979, won the Grammy for ‘Best New Artist’ and she was hailed as a ‘highly touted new pop-jazz-singer-songwriter’ and ‘one of the best – if not the best – artist of her generation.’ In addition to the album’s brilliant songs – including the exceptional ‘On Saturday Afternoons in 1963’ and the haunting ‘Last Chance Texaco’, the popular ‘Chuck E’s in Love’ became a signature anthem for a generation of young women and men who found her a model for the new generation of hipster.
Jones experienced most of her commercial success at the outset of her career, but a restless creative spirit – combined with a stubborn refusal to fit comfortably into any one musical niche – sealed her ultimate destiny as that of a highly regarded cult heroine.
Rickie Lee Jones performs in the intimate surrounds of Elisabeth Murdoch Hall with a stroll through a musical heritage that spans three decades of original storytelling.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre
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Friday 7 April 2017 8pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 min (no interval)
A reserve $89
B reserve $79
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