Rickie Lee Jones to perform at Landmark

Grace McQuade

Landmark on Main Street has announced that two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones will be performing in concert on Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

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 put her on its cover twice in two years, and “Saturday Night Live” gave her an unprecedented three-song set for her second appearance.

Jones is both a character in the 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 Tennesse Williams.

Produced by John Porter of Roxy Music and Mark Howard, this is the first new music Jones has written in over a decade.

“This work is inspired by many years of sitting with all the events of my life until I had something to paint with,” says Jones.  “I came to New Orleans to write and to live a different way than what I have known in on the west coast… Here is another record then, made of my imagination, and whatever else that has no words, using the clay of this place and the shapes of my eyes to form some kind of picture of my life, or my heart, that I alone can understand, and hopefully that others can enjoy.”

The concert marks Jones’ return to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater, where she sold out in 2009.

Tickets for An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones are now available through Landmark’s box office, 516-767-6444 and online at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Ticket costs are: Premium $68 (Friends $63); Select $58 (Friends $53); Standard $48 (Friends $43).

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