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Eilen Jewell


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Country/Americana

Status:

Most recent release, Sundown Over Ghost Town (2015)

See also:

Eilen Jewell's site

Wikipedia's entry on Eilen Jewell

Comparisons:

Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, June Carter Cash, Myshkin, Red Molly, Devon Sproule

Covers/own material:

Own and covers

General comments:

Rich vocals, a good band, and utterly timeless lively Americana. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Letters from Sinners & Strangers is the first we've heard

Recordings:

  • Boundary Country (2005)
  • Letters from Sinners & Strangers (2007)
  • Heartache Boulevard (EP, 2007)
  • Sea of Tears (2009)
  • Butcher Holler: Loretta Lynn Tribute (2010)
  • Queen of the Minor Key (2011)
  • Live at the Narrows (2 CD, live, 2015)
  • Sundown Over Ghost Town (2015)

Letters from Sinners & Strangers

Release info:

2007—Signature Sounds—SIG 2006

Availability:

See Eilen Jewell's site

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of lively Americana

Group members:

Eilen Jewell—vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica

Guest artists:

Jason Beck—drums, percussion, vocals
Daniel Kellar—violin
Jerry Miller—electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Johnny Sciascia—upright bass, backing vocals
Alec Speigelman—clarinet (3), bass clarinet (6)

Produced by:

Eilen Jewell and her band

Comments:

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. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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