VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT
IN CONVERSATION WITH CRIS KIRKWOOD OF THE MEAT PUPPETS
CO-PRESENTED BY ZIA RECORDS

Rickie Lee Jones: Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles of an American Troubadour
6PM (9PM ET) SATURDAY, APRIL 17
LOCATION: LIVE ON ZOOM
Book Cover
Co-presented by Zia Records



A limited number of free tickets are available. You can also support Changing Hands by purchasing the book via Eventbrite below, or by contributing what you can. A suggested contribution of $10 or $20—whatever you can afford—will help keep our virtual event series sustainable and accessible to all. Thank you!

You'll receive the Zoom link by email within 24 hours of the event's start time. For information about participating in virtual events, see our FAQ page.


Two-time Grammy Award-winner Rickie Lee Jones discusses her new memoir, a tale of desperate chances and impossible triumphs. In conversation with Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets.


ABOUT THE BOOK

This troubadour life is only for the fiercest hearts, only for those vessels that can be broken to smithereens and still keep beating out the rhythm for a new song.

Last Chance Texaco is the first ever no-holds-barred account of the life of two-time Grammy Award-winner Rickie Lee Jones in her own words. It is a tale of desperate chances and impossible triumphs, an adventure story of a girl who beat the odds and grew up to become one of the most legendary artists of her time, turning adversity and hopelessness into timeless music.

With candor and lyricism, the "Duchess of Coolsville" (Time) takes us on a singular journey through her nomadic childhood, to her years as a teenage runaway, through her legendary love affair with Tom Waits and ultimately her longevity as the hardest working woman in rock and roll. Rickie Lee's stories are rich with the infamous characters of her early songs - "Chuck-E's in Love," "Weasel and the White Boys Cool," "Danny's All-Star Joint," and "Easy Money"-- but long before her notoriety in show business, there was a vaudevillian cast of hitchhikers, bank robbers, jail breaks, drug mules, a pimp with a heart of gold and tales of her fabled ancestors.

In this tender and intimate memoir by one of the most remarkable, trailblazing, and tenacious women in music are never-before-told stories of the girl in the raspberry beret, a singer-songwriter whose music defied categorization and inspired American pop culture for decades.

*Our Zoom events are password-protected with wait rooms enabled. The password is entered automatically by clicking the event link when logged in to a Zoom account. We'll admit guests shortly before 6PM and throughout the event. If you join late, please be patient—we'll admit you when we see you.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rickie Lee Jones has released seventeen albums, most recently The Other Side of Desire (2015). She lives in New Orleans.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Cris Kirkwood is an American musician who is the bassist and a founding member of the Meat Puppets, an alternative punk rock band.