August 26, 2019 (Joliet, IL) – Two-time Grammy® Award winner and one of VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Rock & Roll, Rickie Lee Jones, is coming to the Rialto Square Theatre on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 30th at 10 AM.
Rickie Lee Jones is an American vocalist, musician, songwriter, producer, actress and narrator. Over the course of a career that spans five decades, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including rock, R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz.
Her career began as many aspiring arts’ do—performing in bars and coffee houses in Los Angeles. In 1979, her debut album was released, Rickie Lee Jones, and the first single, “Chuck E.’s in Love” charted at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her debut album earned four Grammy® nominations, and she won the coveted “Best New Artist” trophy.
Her 1981 follow-up album, Pirates, was a critical and commercial hit, earning a rare five star review from Rolling Stone (where she also graced the cover). The album peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200. In 1983, Jones moves to Paris to write her third album, The Magazine. She began to pursue jazz standards, recording “The Moon Is Made of Gold,” a song written by her father. She earned another Grammy® nomination for her appearance on Rob Wasserman’s Duets album in 1985.