Rickie Lee Jones set to celebrate 30 years in music 

When Beatnik-groovy folk-popster Rickie Lee Jones celebrates an anniversary, she really does it in style.

To mark her three decades in music, she’s on a retro-themed tour that hits Davies Symphony Hall in The City this Friday, wherein she’ll be performing her smash “Rickie Lee Jones” debut — plus her “Pirates” set — in their entirety.

Of course, we first caught a glimpse of the long-haired siren in the steamy cover photo of Tom Waits’ 1978 album “Blue Valentine” — those were the kind of ultrahip circles she ran in.

But Jones has more in store.

July 5, she’ll be releasing a new career-capping DVD, “Rickie Lee Jones — Live In Stockholm,” directed by Ian McCrudden, of “Anita O’Day — The Life Of A Jazz Singer” renown. It captures her at her best in said city, backed by only bassist Joey Marimba and percussionist Lionel Cole, in a concert that opens with “It Takes You There” and closes with her signature “Chuck E’s In Love” and “Danny’s All Star Joint.”

Of course, she also has a great, fairly new effort out, as well, ”Balm In Gilead.” But let’s face it — who doesn’t wanna hear “Chuck E” just one more time? Seriously!

Help her blow out 30 years worth of candles at www.rickieleejones.com.

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