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Rickie Lee Jones
-Tralf Music Hall-
Buffalo, NY 6-26-07
By Bob Silvestri

After a twenty five year wait, Rickie Lee Jones returned to Buffalo for a show at The Tralf Music Hall on June 26, 2007. Jones is out on the road in support of her new CD The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard. Her two hour set featured a generous sampler of the new disc as well an assortment of tunes from her entire career. Jones started the show at the piano and played a selection of her older stuff almost as an aside. Among the selections were "Coolsville", "Pirates" and "Living It Up". She then dug into the new material with a new found aggression. "The Lamp of My Body", "Nobody Knows My Name" and "Elvis' Cadillac" all from the new disc showed Jones was not here to play a greatest hits show. The new material was bluesy, haunting and featured lots of wah-wah guitar from Jones as her three piece band added brush stroked drums, bow and plucked electric bass, percussion and more to the songs. Other outstanding selections included "Last Chance Texaco", "The Alterboy", "A Tree On Allanford", "Mink Coat At The Bus Stop" and "Young Blood". One caveat, the rudeness level at concerts has become almost unbearable. A large boisterous crowd at the bar and two particularly rude tables, one right in front of Jones, caused the crowd to shush them several times. The astonishment on their faces as if to say "how dare you do that to us" as they continued to talk was appalling. Sorry if we were actually there to hear the music. Their rudeness even caused Jones herself to remark after she finished a song "But don't let me interrupt you because there is so much to say here on this summer night". Ouch! For more on upcoming shows at The Tralf Music Hall go to www.tralfmusichall.com

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