For over a decade Eilen Jewell has taken her brand of dynamic American music to from Montreal to Melbourne to Madrid and Manhattan. Her subtle, but powerful musical approach combined with her warm stage presence and evocative original lyrics continue to gain her the loyalty of fans worldwide.
We feel extremely privileged that Eilen and her band have chosen to come to Kirton. On her last UK tour she regularly played sold out shows at much bigger venues than ours.
Eilen Jewell hails from Boise Idaho, but began her musical career busking on the streets of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She released her debut album in 2005 and since then has recorded a further eight albums culminating with her latest ‘Down Hearted Blues’ in 2017.
She and her husband and bandmate, Jason Beek have a passion for studying American music. Over her recording career she has constantly switched genres, taking contemporary folk, country flavoured and blues infused stylings and making them her own. As she says ‘For me that is where music is at. For ‘Down Hearted Blues’ she and Beek unearthed twelve vintage blues gems by an array of artists, both renowned and unknown. Then like expert stone cutters, they chiselled them into exciting new shapes and forms, honouring history while breathing new life into each song.
In addition to Jason on drums and Eilen on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, the band consists of Shawn Supra on upright bass and the scintillating playing of Jerry Miller on electric guitar.
Eilen Jewell is one of America’s most intriguing and creative song writers. Fans marvel at her warmth, unique wit and onstage humour alongside her beautiful songs. It is hard not to become thoroughly entranced by her powerful and versatility, musical stories and images. Her gorgeous voice makes you feel that she is singing just for you. She does so much so well, not to mention the quality of her powerhouse band that accompanies her.
Advance Tickets for this concert are priced at £14 and can be obtained from the One Stop store in Kirton, from Brian on 01652 649230 or www.wegottickets.com