In House #1816: Rickie Lee Jones in Salt Lake City Tonight
In a career marked by idiosyncrasies and a flat refusal to resort to the formulaic, singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones' latest is at once a suitable addition to that tradition and a departure of sorts away from it. The Sermon On Exposition Boulevard is certainly no less fluid and occasionally challenging than that which has come before from Jones, but its origins are somewhere else entirely. It was Jesus that was the inspiration this time around-- but not in the way one usually sees. Jones based the collection on The Words, a translation of sorts of the words of Jesus Christ done by artist and writer Lee Cantelon. The result? The Beat chanteuse becomes a Beat mystic, spiritual but not dogmatic, riffing on a character that is rarely presented as Jones does here. It's a searching, passionate, and sincere collection, one many are calling her strongest output since the classic 1979 debut. Touring in the new album's support, Rickie Lee Jones plays The Depot tonight in Salt Lake City.
Rickie Lee Jones
In House #1816.
Focus: Rickie Lee Jones in Salt Lake City tonight, plus new music from Patty Griffin, John Hammond, Graham Parker, and more. Plus, a new live track from Grace Potter & the Nocturnals.
Rickie Lee Jones, from The Sermon On Exposition Boulevard:
Graham Parker, from Don't Tell Columbus (due 3/13):
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals:
"Mystery Train" (Live at the 8x10, Baltimore, Sept. 2006)
In House PODCAST #266