This is a ticketed offsite event.
The Garden District Book Shop is honored to present award-winning musician Rickie Lee Jones in-conversation with WWOZ talent Jamie Dell'Apa at the iconic Preservation Hall on April 6 to celebrate the artist's debut literary work and memoir, Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles of an American Troubadour.
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 — “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-Person tickets include a signed copy of Jones’ memoir, a seat for the discussion, opportunity to have a copy personalized by Jones and beverages provided by The Garden District Book Shop in partnership with Martin Wine Cellar. Due to COVID-19 restrictions this event has limited capacity and the event will adhere to all CDC guidelines. In-town and out-of-town virtual tickets are also available for purchase. Virtual tickets include tele-access to the discussion (including the opportunity to ask questions) and one signed copy of “Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles of an American Troubadour.” Virtual tickets with in-store pickup are available for $34 and virtual tickets with shipping are available for $39. For more information and ticketing options please see the Eventbrite link (Purchase Tickets Here) above.