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Singer-Songwriter Rickie Lee Jones Returns To Ridgefield Playhouse

Rickie Lee Jones will perform Wednesday at the Ridgefield Playhouse.
Rickie Lee Jones will perform Wednesday at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Grammy Award-winning artist Rickie Lee Jones made an immediate and profound impact on the music world when she released her first album more than 35 years ago.

Her self-titled debut album and its single, “Chuck E.’s in Love” made her a beacon of New Bohemia and landed her on the cover of Rolling Stone.

Since then she's made some of the most poignant and adventurous music the radio's ever played and remained a dynamic live performer with a dazzling vocal approach, according to a press release.

She won a Grammy for her duet with Dr. John on the naughty?but?nice standard “Makin’ Whoopee” and was nominated for another for her performance of "Autumn Leaves" with bassist Rob Wasserman.

Jones returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Start your evening off with dinner at Bailey’s Backyard and receive 10 percent off your bill the night of the show when tickets are presented.

Jones' first album of original material in more than 10 years, "The Other Side of Desire," was written, recorded and rooted in New Orleans. The album is infused with the sounds of New Orleans, including strains of swamp-pop, honky-tonk and Cajun waltzes.

For tickets ($47.50), call or visit the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, 203-438-5795, or order online .

The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center at 80 E. Ridge Road, parallel to Main Street.

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