Eilen Jewell

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The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern says
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 | 8:30 pm (7:30 Door)

$12 | Tavern | All ages

Event and Artist Info: http://gos.ee/4HR

Eilen Jewell is the queen of the minor key. Sad songs are her wealth and finery. The Idaho native's unique originals feature a blend of influences from early blues, rockabilly and surf-noir, to 1960s era rock and roll. The Los Angeles Daily News wrote, "Sometimes as darkly damaged as Lucinda Williams, at others as defiant and teasing as prime Peggy Lee and always authentically Americana in the Gillian Welch tradition.... She's mighty good." The Word in the UK described Jewell as "A voice of real distinction [that] manages to transcend some powerful influences and pierce the fog long enough for her own point of view to emerge."

She and her band tour relentlessly, regularly selling out venues around the world. Jewell's tour dates span from North America to Western Europe, New Zealand and Australia. She has shared the stage with Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Blind Boys of Alabama, Chris Smither, and Junior Brown. Eilen's music has been heard on NPR, XM-Sirius, and the BBC. She has also received airplay in Canada, Australia, Spain, Holland, and Germany. TV shows Sons of Anarchy and True Blood have featured Eilen's music as well as commercials such as T-Mobile's Fast Songs national TV campaign. Hollywood stars (Tom Hanks in Entertainment Weekly) to heads of state (British Prime Minister David Cameron in Britain's Telegraph) have praised Eilen's music in the press.

Jewell is currently recording her fifth, full-length, solo album with her long-time road band of Jerry G. Miller (named instrumentalist of the year the past two years in a row), husband and drummer Jason Beek, and slapping upright bass player Johnny Sciascia.
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