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Eilen Jewell

"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." - LA Daily News Boise-born and Boston-based, Eilen Jewell has quickly distinguished herself as one of the rising stars of a new generation of roots musicians. Through relentless touring and her three critically acclaimed albums released on Signature Sounds, Jewell has developed a legion of fans. Featuring a rugged blend of Americana styles, her understated yet insightful songs have been heard on HBO, ABC, CMT and on Ralph Lauren's Spring Collection video. Jewell and her longtime band of Jason Beek (drums, harmony vocals), Jerry Miller (electric, acoustic, and steel guitars), and Johnny Sciascia (upright bass) wed her elegantly unflinching songwriting with a rustic, pre-Beatles swagger that encapsulates vintage R&B, Midwestern garage rock, Chicago blues, and early rock and rockabilly, while maintaining the haunting, folk-inspired purity that first made her an artist to watch. Eilen Jewell will release her fourth solo effort in Summer 2011 on Signature Sounds with tours in the US, Europe, UK and Australia to follow. This new album of dark, sparsely arranged songs about love, loss and redemption is driven by Eilen's powerful vocals and her evocative lyrics. Eilen's minor key blues and surf cinematic vibe is supported by her long-time road band and punctuated by an all-star cast of guest artists.

My Artists Sessions

Thursday, March 17

11:00pm CDT