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Live Peformance: Eilen Jewell Band

Eilen Jewell Band live in-studio
Jumpin' on the Bed, with Matt Combs
Saturday, March 10, 2007, 4:30-5PM
Preceding their concert that evening at Gravity Lounge

Eilen Jewell

BOUNDARY COUNTY, 27-yr old singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell's debut CD of 13 original songs, was self-released in 2005. Signature Sounds will release her first national CD in June.

Join Matt Combs on Jumpin' on the Bed on Saturday, March 10 from 4 until 5:30 PM with special appearance by Eilen Jewell and her band. Eilen has become a WTJU favorite in recent months with her debut CD. She and her mates will join Matt live for a performance and interview from the WTJU studios. Some more information about Eilen is listed below (reprinted with permission).

A young singer/songwriter armed with a voice and sensibility far beyond her years, Eilen (EE-lin) Jewell's music is an evocative resurrection of the musical styles most commonly associated with rural Appalachia of the early 20th century. Each song is meticulously crafted, as Jewell deftly blends country, blues, jazz and folk to create a unique sound that cannot be pigeonholed into any particular format or era. Her voice evokes Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith without imitating either; her songcraft is reminiscent of great country poets Townes Van Zandt and Gillian Welch. The languid melodies and sultry vocals are a perfect soundtrack for a humid summer afternoon.

BOSTON GLOBE: Jewell's music has the languorous quietude of Welch or Norah Jones, but there is something more direct, almost in your face, about her stark, neo traditional melodies, subdued vocals, and confident, slow-swaying groove.
WORCESTER TELEGRAM: Jewell is a rising star out of the Boston area who carves indelible lyrics into jazzed-up country-based music. Influenced by the grace of Billie Holiday and directness of Hank Williams, Jewell is a young artist loaded with both talent and promise.
THIRD COAST MUSIC: Even with a wonderful voice - she sounds like a rather less angular Gillian Welch - this might make Boundary County somewhat monotonous if she wasn't also an exceptional songwriter, with what she calls "the best band in the world" (they are pretty good).

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