Monday, May 4, 2009
From the MusicFog.com stage at Threadgill's south in Austin, Eilen Jewell performs during SXSW 2009. So who is she...
A couple reviews said:
LA Daily News: 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.
Independent Weekly (NC): Eilen Jewell's Sea of Tears has the feel of a breakout record. The Boston-by-way-of-Boise singer/ songwriter already has built an avid following with three rootsy recordings teeming with songs that sound born of speakeasies and honky-tonks and train rides, all without—and this is the truly impressive part—a whiff of contrivance. But Sea of Tears seems sparked by a crush, a new old-soulmate called early rock 'n' roll, and a glorious take on Johnny Kidd & The Pirates "Shakin All Over" is love-letter exhibit A.
From her bio:
On April 21, Signature Sounds will release Eilen Jewell’s third album, Sea of Tears, a recording that fills in a vital, hitherto missing element of her musical persona. “Before I discovered Woody Guthrie and folk music,” she explains, “I was listening to Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and, later on, the Animals and the Kinks. I love that stuff, and I love to play it.”
And of course again Music Fog is outstanding way to find new music...
Ok, I'm not in love yet, but I'm headed to iTunes.