RICKIE LEE JONES Whimsical boho soul singer/songwriter and Tom Waits ex, who brings her latest Evening Of My Best Day (V2) disc to the Phoenix Wednesday (November 12)
MIKE WATT Ball-Hog Or Tugboat?
"This is Mike Watt, the bassist from the Minutemen, working with a variety of guests from his world, including Eddie Vedder and Nels Kline. Mike writes lovely music - tough and melodic - and I love his San Pedro, Texas, twang."
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE. The Best Of Sly & The Family Stone
"Because If You Want Me To Stay is about the coolest song ever recorded. There's always a lot for me to learn there, but more than that I just dig the band. The horns, the voices, the text - they rock. "
Van morrison Veedon Fleece
"My teacher, Van Morrison: his music is my destination from time to time. He's hysterically funny and brilliant, and his singing is totally original, revolutionary, inspiring. An old standby, my personal tranquilizer, yoga posture, spiritual adviser and therapist."