Rickie Lee Jones
Named by VH1 as one of the 30 greatest women in rock (we'd put her in an even smaller group), Rickie Lee Jones has been hard to classify ever since she came on the scene with the instant classic "Chuck E.'s in Love" in 1979. She's performed straight jazz, blues, synth pop, new wave rock, pop covers, trip-hop, gospel, ambitious singer-songwriter music, and more, putting her unique spin on each style. Each new round of music-making activity by Rickie Lee Jones is different. But a few things remain the same: she's at her best in an intimate space–like The Ark– and her live concerts have almost without exception been unforgettable experiences over her more than 30 years of performing. The latest Rickie Lee Jones album, "The Devil You Know," features covers–reinterpretations would be a better word–of classic rock tracks.