Following a string of stellar US shows this Summer, Rickie Lee Jones announces she will be returning to the UK for a handful of dates in October, which will include a headline appearance at London’s Bluesfest on October 27th. ‘Kicks’, Rickie’s latest collection of songs (track listing below) is out now on her own label, OSOD through Thirty Tigers.
Following a US tour, Rickie Lee Jones will arrive in the UK in October. Tickets on sale now.
Sun 27th LONDON, Bluesfest
Mon 28th MANCHESTER, RNCM
Wed 30th BRISTOL, St. George’s
Rickie Lee Jones released her critically acclaimed new album ‘Kicks’ earlier this year, the follow up to her equally applauded ‘The Other Side of Desire’. Produced by Rickie Lee Jones with her band-mate, vibraphonist Mike Dillion, ‘Kicks’ features 10 songs of a highly infectious nature. The album spans two decades (50s-70s) of pop, rock and jazz, presenting her unique and sophisticated interpretations of songs that were pivotal to her musical journey.
Check out a fantastic live clip of ‘Nagasaki,’ the second single from ‘Kicks’. For her version of the song, which was first performed by the Ipana Troubadours in 1928 and was most famously recorded by the Benny Goodman Quartet in 1952, Rickie Lee Jones gives the track a traditional jazz offering of tight three-part harmonies.
The winner of two Grammy awards (‘Best New Artist’ in 1979 for her self-titled debut and ‘Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album’ for ‘It’s Like This’ in 2000), Rickie is the most iconic American female singer-songwriter of her time, a woman who outlasted all her adversaries–including youth and self-destruction. Before Rickie Lee Jones, the genre of singer songwriter was derived entirely from the folk singers of the 50’s and 60’s. She brought jazz to the rock stage, a teenaged recklessness and a flair for drama.