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Rickie Lee Jones 

8 p.m. Saturday, November 24. The Wildey Theatre, 252 North Main Street, Edwardsville, Illinois.

Withering, estranged and so close to the end of her rope that the singer, Rickie Lee Jones, that is, sounds like she's a total goner: That's the sound of The Devil You Know, the 58-year-old hipster-jazz-folk queen's latest album, a collection of familiar rock and pop covers played so quietly and nakedly that it all sounds like the soundtrack to dying alone in the coldest, darkest place on Earth. Jones isn't just deconstructing "Sympathy for the Devil," "The Weight" and "St. James Infirmary"; she's torturing them. But it's still somehow brilliant and mystifying, as she almost always is.

Small But Mighty: Jones is currently touring as a trio, with heavy hitters Jeff Pevar (former guitarist for Ray Charles and Wilson Pickett) and Ed Willett (a world-class cellist) backing up her piano and guitar work.

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