Feb. 19: Rickie Lee Jones

Feb 8, 2016

rickie-lee-jones-2As it is Valentine’s week, with a constant onslaught of pleas to call 1-800-Flowers or purchase Valentine pajama-grams and oddly configured edible arrangements, we are sticking with the soothing sounds of music to celebrate this commercially inundated pseudo day of love.

On her 18th birthday, November 8, 1972, Rickie Lee Jones left Washington state and headed to southern California, eventually ending up in Venice playing clubs, working with cover bands, sitting in with jazz bands, and playing music in showcases. Along the way, she met Tom Waits and Chuck E. Weiss and her first 4-song demo of material made its way around L. A. in 1978 “with Emmylou Harris later recalling that she heard an early version of ‘The Last Chance Texaco’ on the demo tape.”¹

We were late to the Rickie groupie fest—The Magazine was our first sampling of Jones’ work and right from the opening chords of “Prelude to Gravity,” we were hooked. What a unique singing style; love every inch of it.

On February 19, Jones will take the stage at The Rose.




Rickie Lee Jones
Friday, Feb. 19th
Doors open at 6 p.m.; concert at 8 p.m.
The Rose, 300 E. Colorado Blvd., #101, Pasadena 91101
Tickets: #35-$50, purchase here
For complete details, visit


Photo by David McClister; sourced at

Photo by David McClister; sourced at




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1 Response for “Feb. 19: Rickie Lee Jones”

  1. “Pseudo day of love.” Ha.

    Rickie Lee Jones is the real thing.



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