The singer-songwriter "steps back into the wayback machine" with her acclaimed 2017 album, Down Hearted Blues, featuring "songs written or made famous by musicians both renowned and obscure, from Willie Dixon and Memphis Minnie to Charles Sheffield and Betty James" [NPR].
At once sensuous and swinging, Eilen Jewell’s music blends genres and sensibilities with ease and grace. The New Yorker says Jewell “embellishes the classic Nashville vocal approach with appealing measures of blues, pop, and jazz.” Fueled by the “mythic American West… the music sets the words off, like the Milky Way on a dark black night” [Pop Matters], Jewell’s Boise, Idaho upbringing and widespread American roamings seep deep into the fabric of her songs, complemented by countrified steel guitar, stand-up base and simplified drums onstage. Paste magazine says Jewell’s “languid delivery, regardless of genre, has often suggested a descendant of Billie Holiday, or a down-home cousin of Madeleine Peyroux.” Catch Eilen Jewell on the intimate BlueShore at Cap stage, while you can.
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