“Rickie Lee Jones’ voice, cultivated over a 45-year recording career, is its own thing. Her singing feels so immediate, so in-your-ear emotional, that it can encapsulate many eras while transcending such boundaries altogether,” states NPR. “Not since Billie Holiday has there been a vocalist who so completely transforms a song into her own,” praises ALL MUSIC. “Premier song-stylist and songwriter of her generation,” says THE NEW YORKER.
Platinum-Selling, 2x-GRAMMY® Winner, 7x-GRAMMY® Nominated Singer & Songwriter RICKIE LEE JONES is the most iconic American female singer-songwriter of her time. A seasoned humility brings her performances an authenticity that only long-enduring musicians achieve. Jones was featured on the Cover of Rolling Stone (twice); listed at #30 on VH1's "100 Greatest Women in Rock & Roll" (1999); and her album 'Pirates' ranked #49 on NPR's 2017 list of the "150 Greatest Albums Made by Women." Jones' self-titled debut album in 1979, with the hit single "Chuck E.'s in Love", went Platinum and won a GRAMMY®. Her second album 'Pirates' followed in 1981 to further critical & commercial success and went Gold. Other GRAMMY® Nominations include "Best Rock Vocal Performance (Song "Last Chance Texaco"); "Best Jazz Vocal Performance" (Song "Autumn Leaves") & "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album" ('It's Like This'). Jones won her second GRAMMY® Award in 1990 for "Makin' Whoopee", a duet with Dr. John.