Jones balances taking chances on stage with the reality that her back catalogue is a stunning body of work, and thus does not shy away from playing those songs. But expect a healthy dose of songs from her soon-to-be-released Balm in Gilead.
No matter what she plays, the woman just has that unidentifiable stage presence - which, considering her background, makes sense. Her dad was the songwriter; her Aunt Bea, the singer; her grandfather, a one-legged vaudeville dancer named Peg Leg Jones. Who knew?
Tickets are available at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072; at the UPAC box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 339-6088; and through TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. Seats are $42 general admission and $37 for Bardavon members. For further information, please visit www.bardavon.org or www.upac.org.