Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Most recent release, Sundown Over Ghost Town (2015)
Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, June Carter Cash, Myshkin, Red Molly, Devon Sproule
Own and covers
Rich vocals, a good band, and utterly timeless lively Americana. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
Letters from Sinners & Strangers is the first we've heard
2007—Signature Sounds—SIG 2006
Highly recommended for fans of lively Americana
Eilen Jewell—vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Jason Beck—drums, percussion, vocals
Eilen Jewell and her band
This is mostly lively American with a bit of blues and swing. Eilen Jewell has a great voice and a lovely touch with this music. Eilen Jewell's own compositions fit right in with her covers of Charlie Rich, Dylan, Eric Anderson and traditional songs. "High Shelf Booze" has a Forties swing, and "Heartache Boulevard" has an irresistible lilt, and it's hard to believe that "Too Hot To Sleep" isn't a classic—it should be. While there are often heartbreaking lyrics, the album has an upbeat, energetic feel throughout. If you like this kind of music at all you will fall for this album. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.
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